Surgical Instructions

Spaying and neutering your pet is an important part of being a responsible guardian. Now only are you helping to address overpopulation in your community, but you are taking an important step towards your pet’s health and happiness.

Please note the following important information when arranging a spay or neuter procedure for your dog or cat:

  • An appointment is required for the surgical procedure.
  • Spay/neuter admittance for dogs: Monday to Friday at 8am.
  • Spay/neuter admittance for cats: Monday to Friday at 8:15am.
  • Please note that late arrivals may be asked to reschedule.
  • Patients must fast the night before surgery – they cannot have anything to eat after midnight (water is OK). Pets should be kept indoors and supervised to ensure they fast appropriately. Patients that have not fasted will not be accepted for surgery.
  • The BC SPCA Prince George Spay/Neuter Clinic will not spay dogs in heat or neuter dogs if both testes are not palpable.
  • Pets need to be picked up from surgery the same day between 2-4pm for dogs, and 3-4pm for cats.
  • The clinic highly recommends that pets are up to date for their vaccinations before coming in for surgery.
  • Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is recommended to be done prior to any general anesthetic but is not mandatory for healthy, young animals solely to make prices more accessible to more people.
  • Pre and post-operative IV fluids are recommended for all animals but not mandatory for healthy animals under 5 years, solely to make prices more accessible to more people.