Pets must meet certain eligibility requirements to be accepted onto our waitlist for spay/neuter surgery or to book a vaccine appointment. Please read the following important information to ensure your pet is eligible prior to submitting a request to book an appointment. or vaccine appointments. The current eligibility requirements for new surgery bookings are as follows:
Dog Spay/Neuter Wait List & Surgical Appointments
- Dogs do not need to be a patient of the clinic to be accepted onto our spay/neuter waitlist; however, priority is given to current vaccine patients when booking appointments.
- Dogs must be under the age of 6 months to be added to the wait list.
- Dogs must be under the age of 1 year for the actual surgical appointment. If a dog ages out while on the waitlist, they will not be booked for surgery.
- Dogs must be under 45kg at the time of their surgical appointment.
- Brachycephalic breeds will not be accepted for surgery due to increased anesthetic risk. This includes (but is not limited to) Bulldogs (French or English), Boxers, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and Bullmastiffs.
- We do not accept dogs with heart murmurs or retained testicles (cryptorchid).
- We do not accept dogs in heat – if your dog goes into heat prior to their spay appointment please contact us. Female dogs that have recently had a litter may not be accepted – please contact us to discuss.
Note: As a limited-service clinic, our spay/neuter surgeries are reserved for young, healthy, lower-risk animals only, at our around the traditional age of 5-6 months. While we acknowledge that some veterinary professionals recommend delaying spay/neuter in some dog breeds, we do not offer mature surgeries. If you are looking for this service, please book an appointment with your regular vet.
Cat Spay/Neuter Wait List and Surgical Appointments
- Cats do not need to be a patient of the clinic to be accepted onto our spay/neuter waitlist; however, priority is given to current vaccine patients when booking appointments.
- Cats must be under the age of 5 years for the actual surgery appointment.
- We do not accept cats with heart murmurs or retained testicles (cryptorchid).
- Cats are pregnant will be accepted for surgery. Cats that have had a litter of kittens must be at least 3 months post partum to ensure her milk is fully dry. Please inform the clinic if your cat is pregnant or has been nursing so she can be booked appropriately.
- To ensure kittens are spayed/neutered by 6 months, we recommend adding them to the waitlist by the time they are 12 weeks old.
Dog & Cat Vaccination Appointments
- Current patients* (i.e., any patient that an existing relationship with the clinic under the current owner) can be booked as normal.
- New cat patients will be accepted for vaccine appointments if they are under 16 weeks old.
- New dog patients will be accepted for vaccine appointments if they are under 16 weeks old.
- New patient slots are very limited and will only be available when capacity allows. Wait times may be extended, and we cannot guarantee on-time booster availability.
- We do not offer any services outside of vaccines and routine de-worming – we highly recommend trying to establish a Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) will a full-service clinic as soon as possible to avoid delays if your pet experiences a medical concern.
*Note – patients brought into the clinic by their breeder for first exam and vaccinations, or patients that have been re-homed to a new family are not considered “current” patients and will not be accepted unless they meet the criteria for new patients.
Breeder Vaccination Appointments for Litters
- Currently, we are not accepting breeder appointments for puppy or kitten vaccinations.