Spay and Neutering for Pets

Spaying and neutering are surgeries regularly performed at Elmwood Veterinary Hospital. Our veterinary care team treats your pet with compassion from start to finish. Our main goal is to successfully perform the procedure and get your pet to a speedy recovery.

What is spay and neuter surgery?

Spaying refers to the removal of the female reproductive organs while neutering removes male reproductive organs. Both surgeries prevent pets from reproducing. The surgery is commonly referred to as getting your pet “fixed.”

Why should I consider spay or neuter surgery for my pet?

There are many reasons why you should consider spaying or neutering your pet. Here are a few:

1. You can prevent unwanted pregnancies and help decrease stray animal populations.

2. Spay and neuter surgery eliminates the risk of certain types of cancer. Pets that are not spayed or neutered can develop prostate or breast cancer and uterine infections in the future.

3. Pets are less likely to develop behavioural problems. Males that are not neutered tend to be more aggressive, or spray on/urinate on their surroundings. Your pet is also less likely to roam around and wander off as the heat cycle has ended.

To schedule your pet’s, spay or neuter surgery call us at 506.858.9900.

My pet is older. Is it too late to have them spayed or neutered?

No! Though we recommend spay or neuter surgery around 6-months-old, older pets can still get the surgery. Six months is the recommended age to prevent unwanted pregnancies as that is when pets reach puberty and begin the heat cycle. Your older pet can still benefit from the surgery.

Resource: https://www.petful.com/pet-health/surgery/

Last updated: August 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • We ask that you continue to wear a mask when entering our hospital. To maintain social distancing, we are currently only allowing one person per exam room during appointments, with certain exceptions.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Elmwood Veterinary Hospital