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. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Neutering, spaying or castrating your cat is essential to control unwanted pregnancies and to help reduce the overpopulation of strays in desperate need of a good home. Not only is this a responsible thing to do as a cat owner, but it is also helpful to reduce the risks of some cancers, other potential health concerns and unwanted behaviours.

What is spaying or neutering?


Spaying is the surgical removal of the ovaries and often the uterus from female cats. Castrating/Spaying is the surgical removal of the testes from male cats.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


We recommend spaying or castrating your cat at 6 months of age. It is very important to spay your female cat BEFORE her first heat cycle. Neutering a male cat at 6 months of age can help lessen the chance of spraying and marking items with urine.

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Last updated: June 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these 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!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Note: After-hour emergency services are available for regular clients only.

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

- Your dedicated team at Oakbank Animal Hospital