We start the procedure with a client/surgeon face to face physical examination, including time for questions. Once the surgery and recovery is complete, follow up care for your pet is available 7 days a week.
The S/N Clinic utilizes an anesthetic protocol that is designed to minimize stress in the patient and ensure a smooth recovery.
Our pain management protocol is designed to block pain before it happens pre-operatively and to reduce inflammatory pain post-operatively. We also employ local anesthetics where appropriate.
Attention to Recovery
Skilled veterinary nurses are continuously monitoring the patient before, during and after surgery. We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment on each patient. Patients recover on cushioned beds with heated water blankets under them and heated air blankets over them to help with the normal heat loss that has occurred during surgery.
Complimentary e-collars and nail trims are offered. Additional paid services include microchipping, removal of persistent deciduous teeth, umbilical hernia repair and surgery on males with undescended testicles.
Spaying at an early age prevents uterine infections and mammary cancer, which can be fatal. Diseases of the ovaries and infections of the uterus are a major cause of illness in unspayed pets. Neutered dogs have fewer prostate problems and no testicular cancer.
Between 6 to 8 eight million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters every year. 4 million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are euthanized each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. In California the number of euthanized animals is 1,016,077, which equals 2,886 animals per day.
Spay/Neuter surgery helps to reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals. The more spay/neuter surgeries in a community, the fewer stray animals are taken into shelter systems. Help us reach the goal of making San Francisco a no-kill city by spaying/neutering your pet.
Promote Behaviorally Healthy Animals
Spay and Neuter surgeries help to prevent unwanted behaviors such as, aggressive behavior towards other animals, roaming in search of mates, marking in dogs and spraying in cats and persistent barking and mounting.