In Veterinary Medicine, Neutering is a term usually reserved to denote the sterilization of our male patients. Spaying refers to the sterilization of female patients. (We know that the term Neuter should really apply to both, but the technically correct words to describe the sterilization of our male patients have been known to cause the occasional male clients to turn pale and break into a sweat. Neutering is a much gentler term)
Spaying and Neutering are common procedures in Veterinary Medicine. Even so, your Pet deserves the best care and monitoring possible. From the initial induction of the anesthetic to the end of the surgery, both the Veterinarian and a Veterinary Technician attend to the needs of your Pet. The Technician is responsible for the monitoring of the anesthetic and to keep the Veterinarian apprised of breathing, heart rate, pulse quality, gum colour, oxygen saturation levels, temperature etc. Adjustments are made to the anesthetic to maintain a proper balance- not to light and not too deep. With the Technician in place at all times, the Veterinarian can then concentrate on the surgery at hand. After surgery, all our patients receive analgesic (pain control) injections to ensure their comfort during recovery.
Please see the FAQ section for a discussion on the benefits of Spaying or Neutering your Pet.