Frequently Asked Questions
DOES SNYP OFFER SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS?
For more than 20 years, SNYP worked closely with the veterinary community using vouchers that provided spay/neuter services at reduced rates for SNYP clients.
However, due to the pressures created by these much-needed SNYP programs on the local veterinary community, SNYP knew it was time to open its own low-cost spay/neuter clinic.
The clinic opened in February of 2019 with the same goal: to save lives through prevention. While SNYP no longer offers vouchers, SNYP prices are about 40% less than private veterinary spay/neuter costs, and the clinic serves owned pets (including clients who qualify for low-income subsidies), community and feral cats, and shelter partners.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY PET SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
WHAT DAYS IS SNYP OPEN FOR SPAY/NEUTER SURGERIES?
SNYP presently offers spay/neuter services Tuesday through Friday. Appointments are required. Patient check-in and drop-off occurs between 7 and 8 a.m. Pets arriving after 8 a.m. will be required to have their appointment re-scheduled for another day. Pet pick-up typically occurs between 3 to 5 p.m. the same day. A more exact pick-up time for your pet will be determined the day of their surgery.
WHAT AGE CAN KITTENS AND CATS BE SPAYED/NEUTERED?
AT WHAT AGE CAN I SPAY/NEUTER MY DOG?
CAN I HAVE MY DOG OR CAT SPAYED IF SHE IS IN HEAT?
DOES SNYP PERFORM ANY OTHER TYPES OF SURGERY?
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY?
CAN MY PET BE VACCINATED WHILE AT THE CLINIC FOR SPAY/NEUTER?
DOES SNYP OFFER MICROCHIPPING SERVICES?
DOES MY DOG NEED TO HAVE A RABIES SHOT TO BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
WHEN CAN I VACCINATE FOR RABIES?
DOES SNYP SPAY/NEUTER RABBITS?
DOES SNYP SELL FLEA TREATMENT PRODUCTS OVER THE COUNTER?
WILL MY PET BE TATTOOED WHEN THEY ARE SPAYED/NEUTERED?
SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL MY LARGE/GIANT BREED DOG IS OVER 1 YEAR?
MY DOG IS ANXIOUS OR AGGRESSIVE - CAN I BRING THEM TO YOUR CLINIC?
Because we perform a large number of surgeries per day, our staff must be able to work efficiently and safely in the relatively small square footage of our clinic. For this reason, we request that all dogs admitted to SNYP are capable of being easily handled by our staff in order for us to safely perform their spay or neuter surgery. If you have concerns about your dog’s behavior while at SNYP, please contact us prior to scheduling their surgery in order to discuss options/accommodations that we might be able to provide. Dogs that display overt aggression to our staff may have their surgery rescheduled or may be referred to a full service clinic for their surgery.