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.
Cat neutering and spaying are always recommended because it prevents unwanted litters of kittens. Cats can have multiple litters of kittens a year, so it helps control the cat population. It also prevents some concerns and fighting between male cats if neutered.
Spaying is when the female cat’s ovaries and uterus are removed to prevent pregnancy. Neutering or castration is when the male cat’s testicles are removed.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
You should neuter/spay your cat at 6 months of age before they mature and have a heat cycle.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
The procedure to spay/neuter a cat is to first come in for an exam so the vet can make sure they are healthy and okay for surgery. The feline must be up to date on vaccines also to stay at the clinic. The cat is dropped off in the am where they undergo anesthetic and then surgery. The owner can pick up the cat after 3:00 pm the same day as long as everything goes well during surgery.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519.428.2630. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will meet you at the front vestibule 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 meet you at the front vestibule to return your pet and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. We will take the payment over the phone and a team member will meet you at the side door for your order pick up.
You can also use our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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 Queensway Veterinary Hospital