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The Spay Procedure

Every spay/neuter begins with an examination of your pet by a surgeon, during which you can ask any questions you may have. Follow up care is available five days a week during recovery. Our spay/neuter services include::

• Safe anesthesia designed to minimize stress and ensure a smooth recovery.
• Pain management before and after surgery.

• Attention and recovery by skilled veterinary technicians who continuously monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery with state-of-the-art equipment. Pets recover on cushioned beds with heated pads and blankets. 

***If you do not have proof of a rabies vaccination at the time of check in, one will be required at the time of surgery for $15. 

Veterinary staff caring for a cat after surgery

We offer addional medical services during surgery: microchipping, umbilical hernia repair, dewclaw removal, vaccinations, heartworm testing, FelV/FIV testing, flea and heartworm preventative, IV fluids, pre-op blood testing, ear mite treatment, and ear and eye examinations. ​

Prpare for surgery


To help keep surgery a positive experience for you and your pet, our surgical staff asks that you:

The night before surgery do not feed your pet after 10:00 p.m.. Water is okay. 

Check-in your pet between 7:30-8:00 a.m. the day of the surgery. You will be checked in first come, first served.

Allow one hour for check-in the day of surgery.

• If you would like to expedite your check-in time, download and fill-out the surgery form below.

• After surgery
pick up time is between 3p.m.-4pm.

Surgery form
post surgical care


Your animal has been hospitalized or had surgery ​and requires special care and supervision upon returning home.

Post-surgical re-check exams are no extra charge within ten days. You will be responsible for the cost of any medications or procedures necessary. 


If any of the following symptoms occur, please contact our hospital for a re-check exam at (530) 241-1658.

  • Loss of appetite for more than two days​
  • Refusal to drink water for more than one day

  • Vomiting, Diarrhea

  • Temperatures above 102.5° or below 99.5

  • Excessive pain or discomfort 

  • Depression, Weakness

Check the incision two times daily for swelling, draining, or missing sutures. Do not allow the incision to get wet or soiled. Return for an e-collar if licking occurs at the incision site. 

Restrict activity for 7-10 days to inside the house or other clean, dry, confined areas. Use shredded paper as litter for cats for seven days following the surgery.

If you have an after hours medical emergency, we recommend calling VCA Asher at (530) 224-2200 or our Animal Control line at (530) 245-1184

Feed your cat a regular diet. If prescribed medication, give as directed on the bottle

Unless noted otherwise, a suture removal is not required as we use disolveable sutures.

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