Veterinary Services

Pet Spay & Neuter Services

At Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic, our spay and neuter services play a vital role in responsible pet ownership and ensuring the well-being of your beloved companions.

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Spaying and Neutering:
The Responsible Choice

Spaying refers to the ovariohysterectomy performed on female animals, while neutering involves the castration of male animals. Speak with one of our veterinarians to determine the most suitable age for your cat or dog, with consideration to both short-term and long-term health risks.

Choose Responsible Pet Ownership: Schedule a Spay or Neuter Appointment Today

To learn more about our spaying and neutering services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (510) 797-2323. Join us in promoting responsible pet ownership and ensuring the health and happiness of your cherished companions.

Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Reducing Shelter Overpopulation

According to the Humane Society of the United States, millions of pets enter U.S. animal shelters annually, with only about half finding homes. Spaying and neutering contribute to controlling pet populations and preventing unnecessary euthanasia of healthy animals.

Promoting Health

Altered pets are likely to be healthier. These procedures reduce the urge to roam, and studies show that spaying/neutering can lower the risk of certain types of cancer in both dogs and cats.

Enhancing Behavior

Spayed and neutered pets often exhibit better behavior. Male dogs are less prone to lifting a leg in undesirable places, and cats are less likely to spray. Howling and fighting tendencies are also significantly reduced.

Cost-Effective Licensing

Most counties offer more affordable licensing for spayed and neutered pets, providing an additional incentive for responsible pet owners.