Additional services offered at the time of spaying/neutering


We offer some additional services at the same time of your pet's surgery. These services include extra safety precautions such as preoperative blood tests and intravenous fluids to protect your pet in the event of an anesthetic emergency, updating vaccinations, microchipping, FIV and Leukemia testing for cats, Elizabethan collars and post operative pain medications. Each service is listed below and explained in detail, pricing also listed.

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When a person or animal is anesthetized the body's "filter" organs have to break down and metabolize the anesthetic drugs used so that your pet can wake up normally from anesthesia. These organs are the liver and kidneys. Blood tests can indicate possible problems with these organs which can be made even worse if your pet is given anesthetic drugs. We also run a complete blood count which can indicate anemia, infections, the possible presence of parasites and your pet's ability to clot their blood normally. The inability to clot properly during surgery can be very dangerous. Even if your pet is young and shows no signs of illness this does not mean they are not at risk. We ALWAYS recommend preoperative blood testing prior to anesthesia for pets of ANY age.

Heartworm can infect both your dogs and cats. The disease is transmitted by infected mosquitos. The condition, if not detected and left untreated can be fatal. We recommend annual testing for heartworm and that year-round preventatives are administered to your pet.


IN ADDITION FOR CATS ONLY: We also recommend testing for Feline Leukemia and FIV, it also tests for Heartworm. FeLV and FIV are two prevalent diseases that affect the immune system and put your cat at a much higher risk for infection and healing after surgery. There is no cure for FeLV or FIV and positive cats should be kept seperate from healthy cats to prevent spreading of these diseases.

IN ADDITION FOR DOGS ONLY: We also recommend testing for Ehrlichia which is a tick-borne disease and can cause problems with your pet's ability to clot during surgery as well as leave them at a higher risk for postoperative complications/infections.


The cost for preanesthetic blood testing is $84.00

The cost of FeLV/FIV testing is $54.00 (cats only)

The cost for Ehrlichia/Heartworm testing is $39.00 (dogs only)

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DAPP (distemper, adenovirus, parvo, parainfluenza) $30.00

Bordetella (aka "kennel cough") $20.00

Rabies $15.00

A $2.00 biohazard disposal fee is additional when vaccines are given



HCP (rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia) $25.00

FeLV (feline leukemia) $25.00

Rabies $15.00

A $2.00 biohazard disposal fee is additional when vaccines are given



No matter how careful you are there is always the chance someone leaves a gate open, your pet sneeks out the door when you're not looking or they can be stolen! If your pet has been implanted with a microchip they can be scanned by the SPCA or almost all veterinary hospitals now have scanners and can identify who the pet belongs to and he/she can be returned to you. Collars and name tags can be lost but a microchip is there to stay.


The cost for microchip implantation is $36.50

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ANY TIME that a patient goes under general anesthetic, regardless of their age, we recommend placing an intravenous catheter and administering fluids. These are precautionary safety measures in the event your pet experiences an anesthetic emergency. It gives us access to an open vein to immediately administer life saving drugs should your pet stop breathing or go into cardiac arrest. The fluids help maintain your pet's blood pressure and also aids in flushing and excreting the anesthetic drugs from your pet's body following surgery. Having to place a catheter and administer fluids AFTER cardiac arrest has occurred can be very difficult and cost valuable time in an emergency situation. This is why we recommend having it in place BEFORE anesthesia is administered.


The cost of an intravenous catheter is $47.00

The cost of intravenous fluids is $60.00

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E-COLLARS (Elizabethan Collars):


We ALWAYS, ALWAYS recommend purchasing an e-collar after having your pet spayed or neutered. Our rule of thumb is that it is much better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it! If your pet licks or chews at their surgical incision while it is healing they can open it up and you will end up back at our hospital or even worse, the emergency hospital. This could mean additional stress and surgery for your pet and cost you much, much more than the cost of an e-collar!


The cost of e-collars depends on the size needed, ranges from $10.00 - $15.00 plus tax




Animals seem to have a higher pain tolerance than people but they can still be painful after surgery. Every spay and neuter patient receives two different types of pain medication while they are here, an opioid analgesic lasting for 8 hours and a nonsteriodal antiinflammatory that lasts for 24 hours. Please let us know if you would like pain medications to take home for your pet.


The cost of pain medications depends on which medication is prescribed, generally ranges from $20.00 - $40.00



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10266 Highway 41

Madera, CA 93636



Phone (559) 353-1333

FAX (559) 389-0706


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