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Below you will find detailed information on a number of veterinary procedures. Although this information provides you with useful guidelines when making a decision about whether or not to proceed with a medical procedure, we always recommend that you speak you a member of staff directly.

If you have any further questions please contact us by clicking here.


Neutering your pet

Spaying a bitch

This operation involves the removal of both the ovaries and the uterus - ovariohysterectomy

The advantages include:

.....Guaranteed absence of unwanted pregnancy.
.....No unwanted attention from male dogs.
.....Prevention of pyometra (womb infection) occurring in 50% of unspayed bitches over 8 years old.
.....Prevention of mammary tumours - if performed at an early age.

The disadvantages include:

.....Some bitches develop an increased appetite especially some of the more "food orientated" breeds
.......such as Labradors. However she will only increase her weight if you increase the amount of food
.......that you give her.

The best time to spay your bitch:

We can spay bitches before their first season at 6 months old.
Girls that have already had a season or seasons are best spayed approximately 8 weeks after the end of their "heat" as everything has settled back to normal by then.
See booking in (below) to make an appointment.

Booking in:

Please phone the surgery to make an appointment - for contact detail please click here.
You will need to bring your dog to the surgery between 9-10 a.m. starved from the previous evening and she will stay for the day, and usually be ready for collection between 5-6 p.m.

After care:

Your dog will feel very sleepy the evening she returns home. To help her recovery you should:

.....Not give any food until the next day, but water should be made available.
.....Keep her warm and quiet.
.....Keep her on a lead for the first four days.
.....Bring her back to her surgery after ten days to have her stitches removed.


Booking your pet in for an operation

Please contact the surgery to make an appointment (click here for contact details)

Operations are performed every weekday at the surgery.

You will need to bring your pet in to the surgery between the hours of 9 and 10a.m.

Your pet will be given a small sedative. This will make him / her less anxious about being in a strange place and reduces the amount of anaesthetic he / she will need.

Feeding your pet:

You can feed your pet up until 11pm the night before their operation, then remove all food and do not give any breakfast.
Water, however, should be available at all times.

Collecting your pet:

Instructions about collecting your pet will be given to you upon arrival at the surgery.