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Spay and Neutering Services for Pets

To make life easier for your pet and everyone else in your family, spay and neuter surgeries are necessary. These surgeries not only improve your pet’s behaviours, they can also prevent them from developing diseases as they get older. Spay and neuter surgery are common procedures that we perform at our hospital. We follow strict protocols to monitor your loyal companions all throughout their operation.

What is spaying and neutering?

Both are common surgical procedures performed on pets. Spaying is a procedure that prevents females from getting pregnant or reproducing. During spay surgery the ovaries and uterus are removed. On the other hand, neutering is an operation that removes the testicles in male pets.

When should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

To avoid unplanned pregnancies or undesirable behaviour in your pet, it’s best to have them spayed or neutered before the heat cycle begins. This means that cats should be spayed or neutered before six months and dogs before six and a half months old. For more information on when you should spay or neuter your pet please reach out to our veterinarians. Call us at 613.531.3334.

What are the benefits of spay and neuter surgery?

The most known benefit of spay and neuter surgery is the prevention of unwanted litters. In addition to this, there are many other health benefits for your pet.

  • Better mannerisms and behaviours in your pet. Without neuter surgery male pets are more inclined to hump, spray, fight and roam in search of females to procreate with.
  • Prevents ovarian, prostate cancer and uterine infections. If the surgery is done before the first heat cycle the chances of developing cancer at an older age are significantly reduced.
  • Other procedures can be performed at the same time, for example microchipping and dental cleanings.

    My pet is older, can they get spay or neuter surgery?

    Yes! As long as your pet is healthy enough for surgery they can be spayed or neutered.

  • Last updated: July 13, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

  • Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, we are allowing a maximum of 2 clients into the hospital for food and medication pick up only.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the building.
  • Our “closed waiting room” policy will remain in effect for all appointments to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 613.531.3334. We will take a history of your pet’s health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue to offer curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, click on the “Online Store” button on the menu above.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, click on the “Online Consultation” button on the menu above.

    4. OPERATING HOURS
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Saturday & 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 Sims Animal Hospital