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.
A female cat should be spayed before she enters estrus which occurs at about 6 months of age. This procedure removes the ovaries and the uterus and leaves a small skin wound that heals quickly. A male cat should be castrated at six months. The testicles are removed, and normally there are no sutures and the cat heals quickly.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
We can spay or neuter a cat at any age, however doing this procedure between 6-9 months of age prevents unwanted litters of kittens.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
Your cat is admitted to our hospital on the morning of the day of the spay or neuter surgery. Our team of veterinarians, technicians and Animal Care Aides are all involved monitoring your cat while he/she is prepared for surgery, during surgery, and recovering from surgery. Once your cat’s surgery is complete they are kept warm and pain-free in their individual spaces until they are ready to go home. One of our technicians will provide a detailed home care sheet with instructions for care at home and contact numbers to call if any questions or concerns arise.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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 us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside 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 return your pet to you outside, 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 (unless you have used 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 Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital