We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.


Dog Spaying and Neutering

Neutering and spaying is an important part of being a dog owner. It not only helps to prevent overpopulation of dogs, but it also leads to many health and behavioural benefits.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?

Neutering a male is the surgical process of removing their testicles. Spaying a female is the surgical process of removing their ovaries and uterus (ovariohysterectomy) or just their ovaries (ovariectomy). These surgeries prevent your pets from having unwanted litters.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Neutering/spaying animals not only helps to prevent unwanted litters, but it also decreases the risk for the development of some health conditions. Neutering reduces prostate problems in dogs as well as eliminates the risk of testicular cancer. In general, neutered dogs are calmer and are less likely to roam and get in fights. Spaying eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer as well as a pyometra (infection of the uterus). It also reduces the risk of mammary cancer if done before their 2nd heat cycle.

How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?

Every animal is different, and therefore the most appropriate age for their spay/neuter should be discussed with your veterinarian. In general, they should be at least 6 months old.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?

For pricing, please contact the clinic and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.


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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 30, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 250.715.5143. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic