Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spay and neuter services are two of the most common surgeries at West Hill Animal Clinic. We know putting your new kitten through a surgery that involves anesthetic can be frightening, but our highly skilled veterinary team is available to answer each of your questions and address all of your concerns. Talk to the veterinary team at West Hill Animal Clinic about the best spay and neuter plan for your pet! We look forward to hearing from you.

What is spaying or neutering?

Spaying and neutering is the surgical removal of your cats reproductive system. It is recommended to decrease or prevent the chances of different types of cancers and diseases such as mammary tumors, pyometra and testicular cancer that may occur later in life.

When to neuter or spay a cat?

Typically it is recommended to have your cat spayed or neutered at around 6 months of age especially for female cats before their first heat to minimize the occurrence of different types of cancers later in life.

Will my cat stay overnight?

At West Hill Animal Clinic we send your cat home the same night after being spayed or neutered. They are dropped off in the morning around 8-8:30am and a discharge appointment is scheduled between 5-7pm the same day.

Do they get pain medication?

All spays and neuters are sent home with pain medication that is included in the cost of the procedure. It is important that they get their pain medications at home to decrease the amount of discomfort they may be feeling. A technician will go over all the instructions for the medications being sent home as well as teach you how to administer it.

Will they have to wear an e-collar?

An e-collar or cone is provided for your cat following their procedure. It is recommended that they wear it to prevent licking and irritation or opening of the surgical site. The e-collar should be worm until their recheck appointment 10-14 days following their procedure.



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Welcome Dr. Rebecca!

Introducing Dr. Rebecca Hu, DVM, B.Sc. our new Clinic Veterinarian.Graduating Year: I had the pleasure of attending veterinary school on the beautiful island of St. Kitts! I graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in December 2017.Joined the Clinic in: January 2018Areas of interest: Animal behavior/training, nutrition, rehabilitation, dentistry, neurology and surgery, to name a few!My favourite thing about the Clinic: Our clinic is like a well-oiled machine! There was a lot of anxiety coming in as a new graduate, but my fears were quickly extinguished thanks to this amazing team! And then there’s Buster and Tyson – a little snuggle time with these sweet boys gives me just what I need to keep going!My first pet: Starling, a Coconut Retriever from St. Kitts.What I love most about my job: Who doesn’t want to interact with animals all day?! From puppies and kittens to the sweet oldies. I love taking care of them all and feeling that sense of accomplishment when they get better. The smiles and gratitude I receive from pet parents is the cherry on top!Fun fact about me: I love being outdoors! Whether it’s hiking up a 3,792-foot volcano with my pack or hitting up a food festival, I’m the happiest when I’m outside!

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