Why Spay and Neuter Your Pets? In short, this procedure is one of the cornerstones of responsible pet ownership.
Spaying and neutering pets is required by law in Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, Clark County, and City of Henderson for a good reason. It helps prevent dog and cat overpopulation that results in pet homelessness. However, there are many other reasons why you’ll want to spay and neuter your dogs or cats.
Spaying and neutering helps prevent diseases in your pet, including certain types of cancers. These procedures also help keep your pets safe. Altered males roam less and are less aggressive. (Approximately 92% of fatal dog attacks involved male dogs, 94% of which were not neutered.) Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact cats fight more than altered cats, making them more susceptible to illnesses such as Feline Immunodeficiency Syndrome, which is spread by bites.
Spaying and neutering makes life easier for both you and your pets. For females, it will eliminate the messy heat cycles that attract male dogs to your house from miles away. Neutering will help eliminate or reduce spraying and marking behaviors.
For more information about the Community Cats Program and how we can help, please visit here.
Spay and Neuter Procedures
Veterinarians at the Animal Foundation are some of the most experienced spay and neuter professionals in the Las Vegas valley. Last year we successfully performed close to 18,000 spay and neuter surgeries. Our spay and neuter procedures include:
- Anesthesia and monitoring
- Surgery and post-op observation
- Routine post-op pain medications
- Any required post-op incision check-ups
- E-collar included if needed
Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Surgeries
The Animal Foundation offers some of the lowest spay and neuter pricing in the Las Vegas Valley.
- Neuter (under 25 lbs): $70
- Neuter (26-50 lbs): $80
- Neuter (51 lbs and over): $99
- Spay (under 25 lbs): $90
- Spay (26-50 lbs): $110
- Spay (51-80 lbs): $130
- Spay (81 lbs and over): $150
- Neuter: $35
- Spay: $70
- Inguinal Cryptorchid: $40*
- Umbilical Hernia Repair: $30
- Obese Pet: $30
- In Heat (dogs only): $30
- Pregnant (dogs & cats): $50
- Anal Gland Expression: $15
- Nail Trim: $10
- Ear Cleaning: $12
- Microchip: $25
- FELV/FIV Testing: $35
- Ear Tipping for Cats - Free
*Cryptorchidism occurs when one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum. This condition is a fairly common problem in dogs, cats and other animals. Testicles that remain in the abdomen are more prone to cancer or torsion (twisting and cutting off blood supply).
Surgery is more invasive for abdominal cryptorchid neuters (versus inguinal) and therefore, cannot be completed in our low-cost vet clinic.
Schedule a Spay/Neuter Appointment
Spay and neuter surgeries are performed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Schedule a spay or neuter appointment by calling 702-955-5955. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required. Surgery check-in time is between 7:00-8:00 am.
Important Information About Your Appointment
Please review the following information prior to arriving on your pet’s scheduled surgery day.
The Night Before Your Pet’s Spay or Neuter Appointment
Do not feed your pet after 10:00 pm. Water is allowed.
Pet Check in
Appointments must check in between 7:00 and 8:00 am. Front doors open at 6:45 for surgery. Pre-operative exams with the veterinarian prior to admission for surgery to occur on a first come first served basis beginning at 7:00 am. All patients arriving after 8:00 am will be declined surgery for that day. Payment is due at the time of check-in.
Prepare for your clinic visit by printing and completing pet medical forms at home! Click the link below to download a PDF and bring the filled-out form with you to speed up your sign-in process.
Please plan for adequate time for the admissions process which can take up to 1 hour.
If your pet is current on vaccinations, then proof of vaccines must be provided. If proof cannot be provided or your pet is due for vaccines, vaccines will be given at the time of surgery for an additional charge.
All cats must arrive in a cat carrier and all dogs must be on a leash. Dogs or cats with any signs of illness or that show aggression will not be able to have surgery.
Your pet will be ready for pick-up between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Pet owners are responsible for picking up their pet during this time. If your pet is not picked up by 6 pm, a $30 boarding fee will apply. During the pick-up process, one of our trained veterinary staff members will briefly review your animal’s medical notes with you and explain the aftercare of your pet. Please allow adequate time for the discharge process. If you have questions, please ask our staff for assistance.