At Broadmoor East, we strongly recommend spaying and neutering for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is your pet’s quality of life and longevity. Altered pets live longer and have reduced risk of serious conditions such as pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection), and certain cancers. All pets must be at least 6 months of age to be spayed/neutered to allow for hormone-related growth and development.
We spay and neuter dogs, cats and rabbits Monday-Friday by appointment only. To schedule your pet’s appointment, please call us.
All pets admitted for surgery of any kind must be fasted, meaning NO FOOD AFTER 10PM the night prior to your pet’s appointment. Water consumption is accepted and encouraged.
Please drop your pet off at the clinic between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. At check-in, you will be asked to sign a surgical consent form. One of our receptionists will go over this form with you in detail, and answer any questions you may have regarding your pet’s procedure. After completing the paperwork, we will bring your pet to their kennel, where they can rest comfortably until their procedure.
Prior to surgery, your pet will receive a full physical exam by one of our veterinarians to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. If you elected to have pre-anesthetic testing done, we will draw blood at this time as well. We run our pre-surgical blood panels here, in our laboratory, and results are available in 15 minutes.
Our top priority is your pet’s safety. With that in mind, we take each pet’s weight, age, breed and overall health into account when deciding which anesthetics to use for his/her procedure. During surgery, your pet’s vital signs will be closely monitored by one of our experienced surgical technicians.
After the spay/neuter procedure is complete, your pet will recover on a bed of soft blankets atop a warming pad, in our treatment area under the watchful eye of our staff.
We discharge our surgical patients in the afternoon, from 3:00- 5:00 PM. When you arrive to pick up your pet, you will be greeted by our receptionists, who will assist you with checking out for the surgery. You will then speak to one of our nurses, who will go over important home-care instructions with you and answer all of your questions.