What cat surgeries do you offer?

We offer spay/neuter of male and female cats. Cats must be at least 2 months old and weigh at least 2 pounds, and be healthy.

What dog surgeries do you offer?

We offer neutering of male dogs under 25 lbs. only at this time. Puppies must be at least 2 months old, weigh at least 2 lbs., and be healthy. We are already overbooked with female dog spays through our work with rescues and will not be offering it to the public for the forseeable future. We recommend CSNIP if you have a female dog who needs to be fixed. Male dogs must be friendly and non-aggressive towards people. For space and transport reasons we can only offer this for small dogs. People with larger male dogs who are able and willing to transport them themselves will be given the option of doing so.

What other routine surgeries do you offer?

We offer many routine surgeries such as: umbilical hernia repair, ear hematomas, mass/tumor removals (depending on location), eyelid repair, entropion correction, and bladder stone surgery. Price depends on the size of animal, type of surgery, etc. We do not declaw cats.

What are your protocols?

Surgeries are performed under the guidelines by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Veterinary Task Force to Advance Spay/Neuter. This is the gold standard for spay/neuter protocols.

Spay/Neuter Guidelines
Feline Anesthesia Guidelines

What pre-surgical testing is performed?

Per the spay/neuter guidelines, pre-surgical blood work is deemed ideal and recommended, but not necessary for most patients. Blood work may pick up underlying liver/kidney/other issues, but rarely is it so severe as to affect the choice of whether or not to go ahead with surgery. Most animals with severe underlying illness present symptoms that would be picked up on routine examination. Blood work also does not pick up many genetic defects, cardiac dysfunction, etc., so even animals who receive pre-surgical blood work are still at risk for complications. All anesthesia has a risk. If you would prefer your pet receive pre-surgical blood work, contact your veterinarian to have it scheduled.

What additional services do surgery patients receive?

Flea check, nail trim, physical exam, and pain medication.

Why don't you have people bring the animals directly to your facility?

One of our goals is to serve people who might not be able to bring their animals back and forth to the Grand Rapids area (often 3-4 hours of driving on surgery day) due to lack of time or unreliable transportation. Additionally, the property we are on has numerous special needs animals and can't put them at risk by increasing traffic. People with male dogs weighing over 25 lbs. will have the option of bringing them to our location in East Caledonia/Alto.

Service Fee
Cat spay/neuter $50
Dog neuter under 65 lbs. $80, dogs 65-110 lbs. $110
Cat vaccines Distemper combo $15
Feline Leukemia $15
Rabies $15
Dog vaccines Distemper/lepto/Parvo $15
Rabies $15
Microchipping (cats and dogs) $20
Heartworm test (Dogs) $25
FIV/Feline Leukemia test (cats) $30
Flea/earmite treatment $15
General Dewormer $15
Tapeworm treatment $20
Antibiotics $20