We are experienced providers!
We offer low cost, high quality spay and neuter surgeries to the public. We encourage pediatric spay/neuter to eliminate the possibility of accidental litters. While there are always risks associated with anesthesia and surgery, animals presented to our clinic are no more likely to experience problems than animals altered at a full-service veterinary clinic. Since August 2005, over 50,000 dogs and cats have been spay/neutered at our clinics.
Absolutely. In Georgia, it is illegal to practice veterinary medicine without a license. Our vet, Dr. Amber Polvere, has performed over 50,000 spay/neuter surgeries.
We only offer vaccinations for spay/neuter patients at the time of surgery.
Rabies vaccinations are required by GA law. If your pet is at least 12 weeks old and you do not have proof that it has a current rabies vaccination, we will administer a rabies vaccination at no charge.
We also offer DAPP (distemper/parvo) vaccinations for dogs and FVRCP (feline distemper) vaccinations for cats. Currently these vaccinations are free thanks to grants from Petco Love.
Click below for our online surgery questionnaire. Your answers will provide the information we need to schedule your pet's surgery. We will contact you with available dates.
If you do not have access to the internet by phone or computer, you can call our 24-hour appointment line 770-307-3499 and leave a message with complete information about how we can contact you.
Please understand that we do not have office staff and will be able to respond to the questionnaire faster than phone messages.
Texts and emails are our preferred means of communication.
We are sorry for the inconvenience but in most cases we cannot accommodate special requests for earlier/later times. You may have someone else bring or pick up your pet. In order to keep our prices low, we do not have staff for a reception area. All patients are checked in at 8:45 AM. At the time you schedule your appointment, you will be given a pickup time of either 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM. We do have a 15 minute grace period for drop off and pick up.
Animals that arrive late will NOT be accepted. Boarding is NOT available at our clinic. Animals that are not picked up are considered abandoned and will be taken to Barrow County Animal Control.
Click below for our online surgery questionnaire. It will give us information to help schedule your pet's surgery.
We will contact you to set up the actual appointment.
We are a non-profit organization and only charge enough to cover our costs. There are no hidden fees. Since we only have the ability to provide spay/neuter services, our overhead is much lower than a full service veterinary clinic.
We work with several financial assistance/certificate/sponsor programs. Some clients may qualify to have surgery performed for as little as $10 or $20.
Click below for our Financial Assistance Application.
We will contact you to discuss which assistance programs will work best for your situation.
You can also call our message line (770-307-3499) or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Click below for our Financial Assistance Application.
We will contact you to discuss which assistance programs you might be eligible for.
In order to serve as many clients as we can in a day it is important that we allot an appropriately sized cage for each surgery patient. We ask for a recently obtained accurate weight at the time the appointment is made. All dogs will be weighed when dropped off for surgery. If you are unable to obtain an accurate weight for your dog, we recommend you estimate high.
We do not accept dogs weighing more than 50 pounds. If your dog exceeds our weight limit, please click on the providers listed on this page, who may be able to meet your needs.
We encourage pediatric spay/neuter for pets as young as 8 weeks. If your pet is at least 12 weeks at the time of surgery, he/she will be old enough to receive a rabies vaccination included for free with surgery. Our appointment schedule typically books 4-6 weeks in advance.
We encourage spay/neuter for all pets as it greatly decreases the risk of reproductive cancers, pyometra and/or behavioral problems. While we will not refuse a patient based on age, we will advise you that the risks of developing complications during and after the procedure are greater for an animal over the age of 5 years. It is preferable for animals in this age group to have the spay/neuter surgery performed at a regular, full service veterinary clinic.
We can perform the surgery but it needs to be scheduled as a female appointment as this surgery may take longer. We do charge an additional $15 for one retained testicle.
If your pet is more than 4 months old, food should be withheld 9 hours prior to your appointment. If your pet is 4 months of age or younger, you may feed a small snack 2 hours prior to your appointment. Animals should have access to fresh water at all times.
Dogs that are free roaming should be confined (i.e., fenced area, appropriately sized crate with sufficient absorbent material such as newspaper) the night before the surgery.
Cats with outdoor access should be confined the night before the surgery in a space large enough for food, water and a litter box (e.g., bathroom, garage, cage, etc.). ALL cats must be securely confined in a container to be accepted for their appointment. If the container is wire, the cat will feel more comfortable/secure when covered with a sheet, towel, etc. Please provide absorbent material in the container.
Dogs must be kept clean and dry (i.e., no baths, swimming, etc.) for 2 weeks after surgery. Male dogs tend to be more likely to lick their incisions. You may need to obtain an Elizabethan collar to prevent licking which will lead to infection.
Cats must be confined the night after surgery in a space large enough for food, water and a litter box.
You can call or text 770-601-2665 with any post-operative questions but we do not schedule follow up appointments.
All surgery patients receive a small tattoo at the incision to indicate they have been sterilized. This will prevent a previously sterilized animal from having an unnecessary operation. In most cases, the tattoo cannot be seen until the surgery site has been shaved.
At the owner's request, we will tip a cat's ear at no cost. This is a universal symbol which easily identifies a cat that is spay/neutered.
YES. There is no additional charge. The risks of spaying these animals are higher and surgical aftercare may be more involved. It is better to bring them earlier in the pregnancy rather than later; however, we will spay as long as the animal is not in labor. Please notify us when you schedule your appointment if you suspect your pet is pregnant.
NO. However, female dogs in-heat at the time of surgery MUST be kept separate from ALL male dogs for 10 days after the surgery.
For dogs, we recommend ten-to-twelve weeks after giving birth. Aftercare is easier if the dog no longer has milk. Please keep in mind that our female dog appointments often book 6-8 weeks in advance.
For cats, if you can confine mom and litter the night prior and the night after surgery, you can schedule an appointment when the kittens are 4-5 weeks old. If you cannot do this, schedule the appointment when the kittens are 6 weeks old. Mom still needs to be confined the night after surgery. The kittens should not be force weaned until the mom's incision has healed (approximately 10-14 days post surgery). Otherwise the mom is at a much greater risk for developing an incisional infection. Please keep in mind that our female cat appointments typically book 4-6 weeks in advance.