Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Cat Neutering and Spaying

One aspect of responsible pet ownership is having your cat spayed or neutered. Not only are you helping to control pet overpopulation, spaying and neutering can help completely eliminate or significantly reduce the risk of a cat developing certain health and behaviour issues.

What is spaying or neutering?

Neutering is the removal of the testicles in a male cat. Spaying is the removal of the ovaries and uterus in a female cat.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

For both male and female cats, your cat will be required to go under general anesthesia. For females, an incision is made in the abdomen that will allow the uterus to be identified and removed. The incision is closed in 3 layers with the final layer being skin sutures which will require removal about 10 days after the procedure. Male cats require an incision to be made over each testicle so that it can be removed. No stitches are placed in the skin of the male cat, the incisions should just heal on their own. We do offer & recommend pre-anesthetic blood work to ensure there are no pre-existing conditions prior to receiving the anesthetic. This helps us ensure your cat is in the best possible health before the procedure.

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Why I Love My Rescue Dog

In April of 2018, I lost my best friend, Becky. She was my 13-year-old beagle I had loved since I was 8 years old. She was my whole world, and when she passed away, my heart was empty for a long time. I never thought I’d have another dog again.

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Last updated: September 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aylmer Veterinary Clinic