Surgical Sterilization (Spay & Neuter)

Spay and Neuter Services

As your veterinarian, we are experienced in spay and neuter surgery procedures. This surgery is a pet sterilization procedure that is designed to ensure pets are no longer able to reproduce.

In addition to no longer being able to reproduce, spaying and neutering may have some other very significant benefits for the pet and its owners. An animal that has been sterilized will generally be a calmer pet. Many owners find that their pets are suddenly much less restless and agitated than they were prior to the surgery thanks to the reduction in hormones that goes along with the procedure.

Pets that are spayed or neutered also tend to have less disease than those which are not. Diseases related to the reproductive organs are not an issue for spayed or neutered animals and their risk of other disease could possibly be lowered as well.

The community at large will also benefit from pet spay or neuter surgery. With pet overpopulation running rampant in the world today, running the risk of your pet adding to that problem is simply unwise. The more pets that have been spayed or neutered, the less unwanted pets are put to sleep due to being unable to find a home.

We Take Pet Surgery Seriously

We understand that surgery can be a frightening concept for both you and your pet. Our greatest concern is the well being of your pet. Before putting your pet under anesthesia, we routinely perform a physical examination. We also highly recommend and sometimes require that a Pre-Anesthetic Blood Profile be performed to maximize patient safety.  The Pre-Anesthetic Blood Profile helps alter our surgeon to the presence of dehydration, anemia, diabetes, kidney or liver disease that could complicate the procedure.

Often, your pet will be able to recover from the surgical procedure within a short period of time. Your pet will usually be able to come home with you the same day of the surgery after they have awakened from the anesthesia.

Post Operative Care

Following spay or neuter surgery, your pet's activity should be restricted for a minimum of seven days. No running, no jumping, no playing during this time period. This will allow the surgery site to heal more rapidly. Do not permit your pet to lick or chew at the incision.  Post-operative pain medications will be prescribed for your pet to help alleviate discomfort.

Depending upon the surgery, skin sutures may be placed in the incision. You will need to return your pet in 7-10 days to have the sutures removed.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month. Closed 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month.

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We have a new 8 week Boston Terrier that we took to Springfield Vet yesterday for the first time. Absolutely pleased with the service, attitudes and genuine care shown to our little boy. The whole team was so professional, but took time to talk to you and explain everything. Dr Cynthia Wiseman is so wonderful, she sat in the floor did Logan's exam and played with him. What bedside manners. I will continue to use them, I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a caring and professional vet."
    Roi W.
  • "We absolutely love this vet clinic and the staff! The facilities are modern and always clean. Everyone is always so friendly and genuinely care for you and your animal- they make you feel as if you are apart of their family.

    Our boy, Samson, is a Rottie (and quite the problem child). We are usually in the clinic almost every other month for something and they are always so helpful and show great care and love for our pup! We are very picky/protective puppy parents, so we were very grateful to have found both Dr. Cynthia and Dr. Heath shortly after getting Samson.

    We have definitely found our "home" in the vet world, and would highly recommend to anyone who is currently looking!"
    Machaelie H.
  • "I have taken my dog here since he was a puppy. The staff are so friendly and caring, a very clean place and they always get us in quickly. When we come in no one passes us without greeting my dog and I and they're never in a rush to get us out of there."
    ShealynR.
  • "We decided to start taking our new kitty here this past fall and we love it! He was not on his best behavior (to say the least) for his first appointment, and the staff was so patient and was still able to safely run his bloodwork and give him his vaccinations. Every service has been reasonably priced, and they did everything they possibly could to make sure that our little guy was off to a healthy start after we adopted him. What I love is that they really seem to focus on the small details, too, like trimming our cat's nails after remembering that I had expressed interest in doing so at a previous appointment, or supplementing his flea treatment with something to safely speed up the process. We will definitely keep coming here as long as we live in Springfield!"
    Megan J.
  • "I have been taking my dog to SVC since 2012 and when I adopted my cat in 2015. I have never had a bad experience. We have seen Drs. Heath & Cynthia Wiseman and I love them both. Always professional, always take their time when looking my pets over, asking questions, and answering mine."
    Katherine P.
  • "We’ve been taking our Moose there for a few years now. After swallowing a toy when he was a puppy, getting fixed, having surgery on his eyelids a couple times, and most recently having a breed specific illness; I can I say I would recommend everyone to go here. They’ve taken the best care of our boy time and time again and went above and beyond."
    Ashley J.
  • "We’ve been taking our Moose there for a few years now. After swallowing a toy when he was a puppy, getting fixed, having surgery on his eyelids a couple times, and most recently having a breed specific illness; I can I say I would recommend everyone to go here. They’ve taken the best care of our boy time and time again and went above and beyond."
    Ashley J.
  • "Pleasant staff.,very informative. Great environment for your pets, including own room for cats to play so as they aren't stressed out."
    Cheryl K.
  • "Dr. Cynthia Wiseman has helped my little Shiba dog with chronic hip problems tremendously with consistent acupuncture therapy! So thankful for this practice and the high quality of care they offer my pets!"
    Lacey M.