Planning for Surgery
Surgeries are scheduled Monday through Thursday. Dogs and owned cats require an appointment. Appointments are not required for feral cats
Feral cats live outdoors and have had little or no human contact. They do not allow themselves to be handled or touched and will run away if they are able. Planned PEThood’s Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program loans traps to volunteers so these cats will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and returned to their outdoor homes. TNR stabilizes and reduces feral cat populations. unless bringing three or more.
Drop-off and pick-up times are different for dogs and cats:
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Pets must be be checked-in no later than thirty minutes past their designated drop-off time. Mornings are a busy period, so plan to be at our clinic for twenty to thirty minutes when checking-in. If you have not arrived within the thirty minute grace period allowed, then your pet’s surgery may need to be rescheduled.
When You Arrive
Leave dogs in the car until you have checked in. If your pet already has an Elizabethan collar
(a cone-shaped veterinary device of plastic placed around the neck of your dog to prevent him or her from licking, biting, or scratching the surgical incision) bring it with you the morning of surgery. If you do not have one, we will be happy to fit him/her with one for an additional $10. E-collars are required to go home with all dogs. We recommend them for cats, but they are not required.
You may bring owned cats inside when checking in. For their safety, all cats must be in carriers prior to entering the clinic. Each cat must leave in its own individual carrier after surgery. If you do not have multiple carriers, we can provide cardboard carriers upon check-out for an additional $5 per carrier.
Community cats (unsocialized or unowned) cats must arrive in a trap with a towel, blanket or sheet covering them before entering. If a cat is brought in anything other than a humane trap, we will not see your animal.
Please, never cover the trap with a plastic bag or any material that could cause the cat to suffocate. Covering the trap helps to keep the cat calm. All feral cats will receive an eartip. Ear tipping is the universal sign of an altered community cat. While the cat is sedated for the spay or neuter surgery, a small portion is removed from the tip of the left ear in a straight line cut. The procedure is swift and painless and healing is rapid.
- One or two feral cats at a time do not require an appointment (Mon-Wed only until further notice)
- Three or more feral cats must have an appointment. Please call 678-561-3491 to make an appointment.
Prices for surgery and other services offered with surgery are listed below. Pain medicine is included. A rabies vaccine will be given to your pet ($10) unless you verify their vaccination is up-to-date by providing a rabies certificate or an itemized receipt. We cannot accept a rabies tag as proof of vaccination. Prices are subject to change. If you need flea or heartworm medications, please see our Flea, Tick and Heartworm Preventatives page for the products available.
If you need vaccines only, but not surgery, please see our Vaccine Clinics page for pricing.
- All surgery appointments require a $10 deposit upon booking. This will be applied to your final bill. You may cancel/reschedule your appointment 72 hours prior to your surgery for a refund. After that point, the deposit will become a donation if you do not arrive for your appointment.
- Late fees are incurred for all animals picked up after 5pm. After 5:30pm overnight fees may apply.
- Additional charges may apply to pets that are in-heat, pregnant, cryptorchid A condition in which one or both of the testes fail to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum., obese, or have an umbilical hernia.
- Some animals with short snouts (Boxers, English Bulldogs, Persians, Pugs, etc.) can be considered high risk for surgery. Due to this, you may be asked to sign a high risk waiver and approve up to $10 in additional charges for additional monitoring and medical care.
SurgeryFemale Dog (2-40 lbs) Female Dog (41-80 lbs) Female Dog (81-100 lbs) Female Dog (101+ lbs) Male Dog (2-40 lbs) Male Dog (41-80 lbs) Male Dog (81-100 lbs) Male Dog (101+ lbs) Female Cat Male Cat Feral Cat
Price$80 $90 $100 $110 $70 $80 $90 $100 $60 $50 $35
(required if proof of vaccine is not provided) Canine Distemper/Parvo Vaccine Canine Bordetella Vaccine Canine Heartworm Test Feline Distemper Vaccine (FVRCP) Feline Leukemia Vaccine (FeLV) Feline FIV/FeLV Combo Test Dewormer Flea Treatment Nail Trim Microchip & Registration Pre-Anesthetic Blood Test