What does Desexing involve?

An appointment for surgery can be made by phoning or emailing the clinic. Surgery is carried out Monday to Friday. Please drop your pet off between 8am to 8.30am on the morning of their operation. If you cannot make this time, please let us know so we can accomodate your needs.

Please do not feed your pet after 10pm. We advise locking your cat inside overnight to ensure they don’t find a midnight snack at the neighbours! Please provide drinking water.

Desexing procedures are performed under a general anaesthetic. All anaesthetics and recoveries are monitored by a dedicated, fully qualified nurse. Pulse oximetry, respiratory monitor, fluid pump, blood pressure and heat pads are used routinely during all general anaethestics. All animals receive a Veterinary pre-operative check and blood tests if required prior to surgery. All of our patients undergoing a general anaesthetic are placed on intravenous fluid support peri-operatively and are provided pain relief.


Neutering a female animal – also called spaying – involves a full ovariohysterectomy. An ovariohysterectomy involves the removal of both ovaries and the uterus under general anaesthetia. This prevents the animal coming ‘on heat’ again. All animals being speyed will have sutures to remove 10 days after surgery.

Neutering a male animal – also called castration – involves removal of the testicles.  Dogs will have sutures to be removed 10 days after surgery.

All surgeries are performed by experienced surgeons under sterile conditions in our dedicated operating theatre. All of our patients have a complimentary post-operative check 2 days after surgery and complimentary suture removal 10 days post-operatively.

We take the upmost care to try and make your pet’s stay as pleasant as possible. This includes nurse cuddles during the recovery phase and a tasty snack when they’re up and about! Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns about the procedure.

Download our Pre-surgical handout for owners to find out more.