We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying and neutering your pet is an important part of preventing diseases, including cancer, as well as minimizing unwanted behaviours, such as urine marking. Spaying and neutering are also a way for responsible pet owners to aid in the control of pet overpopulation, which can be a significant concern for animal welfare.

What is spaying or neutering?

Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures in which the reproductive organs that are responsible for breeding are removed, thus preventing pregnancy as well as cancers and infections that affect these organs.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?

It is typically recommended to wait until 6 months of age before spaying or neutering, so that your cat may grow and develop, prior to their hormones being altered by this procedure. Any questions or concerns relating to this can be discussed with our veterinarians.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

A spay is the surgical removal of a female cat’s ovaries and uterus. A neuter is the surgical removal of a male cat’s testes. These procedures are routinely performed by our veterinarians. A general anesthetic is administered, so that these procedures may be performed in a stress-free and painless manner.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Southpointe Pet Hospital is committed to doing our part in protecting our community from the spread of COVID-19. To allow us to continue operating during the pandemic, we have implemented a CLOSED DOOR POLICY.

For the safety of our staff, clients and our entire community, CLIENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUILDING.

When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle and call (403) 532-0085. Our staff will come to you to collect your animal for their appointment, or to deliver prescriptions and food orders to your vehicle. For safety reasons, please be prepared to pay with CREDIT or DEBIT, as cash will not be accepted. If you do not have a phone, or if your animal is experiencing an emergency, please knock on the door to alert our staff.

At this time, appointments will only be booked when medically necessary. Any non-urgent appointment requests will be temporarily postponed. If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please proceed directly to Fish Creek 24Hr Pet Hospital and call (403) 873-1700 to alert them of your arrival.

Thank you in advance for your understanding as we work through this situation together.

Sincerely,

The Team at Southpointe Pet Hospital