What are some other fees that might be associated with my pet’s vet visit?
Pre-surgical requirements and prices may vary radically from veterinarian to veterinarian. Some vets require pre-op blood-work, some do not. Some vets require parasite testing (such as heartworms), some do not. Vets will vary on other vaccines that are required pre-surgery. All vets (and North Carolina law) require that your animal is up-to-date on a rabies vaccine. * TIP: If you know your animal needs vaccines, call around to find a vet that will not charge an additional office visit. Many vets will charge a la carte for the vaccines at the same time as the surgery.
What if my cat/dog is in heat?
Most vets will spay an animal in heat but some will not. When a female cat or dog is in heat, there is an increased flow of blood to the uterus. Since the uterus is being removed during spay surgery, the surgery will require extra time, extra care, plus additional suture materials and anesthesia. Therefore, there will be an additional cost.
What is an example of an additional fee that may be incurred during surgery?
A female pet in heat is one example (see question above). Occasionally a male animal’s testicle will fail to drop and must be removed surgically out of the abdomen.
Can I use the spay/neuter voucher at any vet clinic?
No. These vouchers are only good at the participating veterinarians – click here for list.
Pre-Appointment Information – Do’s and Don’ts
- Do not take your animal to a vet or clinic without an appointment.
- Be prepared to pay your copay at time of service.
- Feral cats must be transported in a trap.
- Follow the vets instructions about providing food and water prior to surgery.
- Take a copy of the voucher with you to the vets office.
- Take proof of vaccines to the vets office.
- Take in dogs on a leash.
- Take in cats in a carrier.