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Canine Spay and Neuter Services

Annex Animal Hospital provides spay and neuter surgery services for dogs and cats. Every patient is cared for and monitored by our professional, gentle, animal-loving team of veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians. Each patient receives supportive care such as intravenous fluid therapy, warm blankets and medications for pain control while in our hospital. Our spay/neuter patients are usually discharged from the hospital on the same day as the surgery is performed. You will receive complete care instructions and post-operative pain medications once they are discharged from the hospital by one of our registered veterinary technicians. We will be more than happy to answer any of your questions about the post-surgical recovery process.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?


Pets are spayed or neutered at approximately six months of age. Female pets undergo an ovariohysterectomy which is the removal of the ovaries and uterus. With female pets, estrus (known as “heat”) will be eliminated and they will no longer experience the “heat” cycle. This surgery also reduces the chance of female pets developing ovarian cysts, breast tumours, and uterine infections as they age. Male pets may display significantly less aggression and territorial behaviours such as urine spraying in male cats and urine marking in male dogs. Male pets will also have a decreased chance of developing perineal hernias and certain types of cancer later in life. Having pets spayed or neutered will not only benefit your companion and household but will also have a positive impact on the community as it reduces the incidence of unexpected puppies and kittens.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?


Spay/Neuter fees are based on age, weight and health status. Please contact the hospital for a full explanation and estimate of costs entailed in this surgical procedure.

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Your Pet Gazette - What will a visit to the vet look like this fall/winter?

It's been a challenging year for many of you and we want to reassure you that the availability of veterinary care for your pets is not something you need to worry about.  We are prepared to continue providing a high standard of veterinary care for your furry family members during the fall and winter months.  We continue to perform routine medicine and urgent care appointments as well and surgery and dental services. Read on to learn more about your next visit to the hospital.

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Last updated: July 30, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


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.

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

- Your dedicated team at Annex Animal Hospital