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.
Neutering or spaying is the surgical removal of specific reproductive organs in your feline. Having your cat spayed or neutered is an important consideration for their long-term health, can positively change a cat’s behaviour and prevent reproduction, therefore helping to control overpopulation. At the Airdrie Animal Health Centre, you can be sure your cat is in great hands with our experienced veterinary surgeons.
What are the benefits of spaying or neutering a cat?
Spaying or neutering your cat can help prevent certain health or behavioural issues from occurring. Spaying female cats before their first heat cycle can dramatically reduce their chances of breast or mammary cancers. Spaying will also eliminate the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancers and diseases. Neutering your male tomcat will prevent testicular cancers and diminish the likelihood of prostatic cancers. Also, with tomcats, neutering them can help towards preventing dominant or aggressive behaviour as well as decrease the likelihood of urine spraying around the house. Spaying or neutering your cat is also the best way of preventing the overpopulation of animals.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
Spaying or neutering your cat can be done as early as 4 to 6 months of age. If your cat has passed this age range and they have matured, spaying or neutering can always still be done to prevent your feline from reproducing, however, sometimes spaying or neutering a mature or obese cat can be a more complicated surgery. If you have questions about having your cat spayed or neutered, please contact the staff at Airdrie Animal Health Centre.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 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
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. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre