What To Expect

We pride ourselves in providing your pet with quality care

What To Expect

At the NHS Spay & Neuter Center we pride ourselves in providing your pet with quality care as well as a positive experience for you. We are staffed with compassionate animal lovers, trained by prominent experts in the field of high volume, high quality spay and neuter. Our team looks forward to helping you with any questions or concerns you may have about our procedures. Nothing matters more to us than your pet’s safety and your peace of mind.


What to Expect on Surgery Day:

Upon arrival we will ask that you fill out an admission form with basic information about your pet. Please leave your pet in the car until the paperwork has been completed.

One of our team members will be sure to discuss our procedures and answer any final questions you may have.

Before surgery your pet will be weighed and our veterinarian will examine your pet. Your pet will then be placed in a kennel until time of surgery. The dogs and cats are kept in separate rooms in order to reduce stress. We strive to maintain a quiet and relaxing environment at all times; we will often dim lights and play soft music for the comfort of our patients.

When it is time for surgery your pet will be brought into our surgical prep room and given anesthesia. Once your pet is asleep the surgery site will be clipped and sterilized. Next, your pet will be moved into the operating room where the surgery will be performed. During this time, your pet’s anesthesia is closely monitored. We utilize monitoring and alarm equipment as well as the watchful and trained eyes of Licensed Veterinary Technicians and our veterinarian.

After the surgery is complete, your pet will be moved to a post-op recovery area for observation. While there we wrap our patients in special heated water blankets until they wake up.

Once fully awake your pet will be moved back to the kennel for a small snack and rest. We encourage our patients to rest and relax for the remainder of the day while staff members continue to check on your pet regularly and ensure a safe recovery.

Before being reunited with your pet, our trained staff will examine the surgical incision ensuring that your pet is ready to safely return home. They will also discuss with you all post-op instructions  and send you home with a copy of the recommendations. It is very important that these instructions are followed for your pet’s safety.