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.
Part of responsible cat ownership is deciding whether your cat should be allowed to reproduce. If you decide that you do not wish for your cat to have kittens, then they will need to have their spay or neuter surgery performed.
When a cat undergoes spay or neuter surgery, they are having their reproductive organs removed to prevent pregnancy. This is a routine surgery performed at Seneca Animal Clinic Monday through Thursday.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
We recommend having your cat spay or neuter surgery performed prior to sexual maturity, usually around 6 months of age.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
On the day of your cat’s surgery, he or she will be admitted to the hospital in the morning and will receive a full physical exam by one of our veterinarians. Once your cat is deemed healthy for surgery, a small blood sample will be collected to check their blood sugar, kidney function and red blood cell count. Your pet will be given an intravenous catheter. They will be placed under general anesthesia and receive an injection of pain medication. All cat spays are placed on intravenous fluids and hooked to a Cardell machine. This constantly monitors their blood pressure, oxygen, temperature and ECG during the surgery. Cat spays require an incision into the abdomen in order to visualize and remove the ovaries and uterus. A cat neuter requires 2 scrotal incisions be made over the testicles for removal.
As your pet gets older, they need to get regular check-ups with your vet to make sure they are fit and healthy. Senior pets are more likely to have health issues, and monitoring with routine check-ups and bloodwork is a perfect way of keeping ahead of any illness.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!