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.
The team at Waterview Animal Hospital truly believes that spaying or neutering your pet is one of the best decisions you can do for not only your pet but for the overpopulation of unwanted animals. Spaying and neutering your pet will help to prevent unwanted kittens that can grow up to have unfortunate lives. It is said that there are up to 70 million homeless animals in North America. Spaying and Neutering your cat also has great health benefits. Certain cancers and uterine infections can develop if your cat is not spayed or neutered. Another known benefit of spaying or neutering your dog is the prevention of unwanted behaviours like urine marking and roaming. Behaviour issues are one of the number one reasons animals end up in shelters each year.
Spaying is when the doctor removes the female anatomy that is involved with the female becoming pregnant. Neutering is when you remove the male anatomy to prevent from being able to reproduce.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
At Waterview Animal Hospital we recommend to have your cat neutered/spayed when they are between five and a half, six months of age. That way the pet does not reach full maturity and is unable to have a heat cycle or start to have unwanted behavioural issues.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
When a cat is spayed or neutered, the Doctor will put them under an anesthetic so they are asleep for the procedure. During a spay procedure, the doctor will make a small incision on the stomach and remove both the uterus and the ovaries, and then close the incision with sutures. For neutering, a small incision is made on the scrotum of the male, and the testes are removed. All our patients are given pain medication to ensure that they are comfortable after every procedure.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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 506.622.2355. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 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 Waterview Animal Hospital