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.
For female cats, spaying ‘ovario-hysterectomy’ surgery involves the surgical removal (‐ectomy) of the ovaries (ovario) and the uterus (hyster) as a sterile procedure, under general anesthetic. The surgery is only performed by a licensed, experienced veterinary surgeon here at the Clarkson Village Animal Hospital. This is the same surgery as would be done on a person, under very similar surgical conditions and anesthetic.
What are the advantages of spaying my cat?
Prevents your cat from going into heat or estrus; during “heat,” she may display unusual behaviour such as loud and persistent crying, as well as frequent rubbing and rolling on the floor.
When in heat, the female experiences an urge to escape in order to find a mate; this urge is eliminated – thereby reducing roaming and keeping your cat safer.
Helps to prevent breast cancer. A female cat spayed before her first heat cycle (about six months of age) will be less likely to develop mammary cancer when compared to an un‐spayed cat. The majority of cats who develop breast cancer have not been spayed, and over 80% of their tumours become malignant.
Prevents disease exposure, severe infections, and abscesses, which would require surgical repair. While looking for a mate, your cat would come into contact with other cats. Cat bites can transmit diseases causing AIDS‐like syndromes and Feline Leukemia Virus.
Eliminates the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer.
No risk of pregnancy, thereby preventing unwanted litters and the needless deaths of kittens and cats.
How old should my pet be when she is spayed?
The surgery should ideally be performed just before the first heat cycle. We, therefore, recommend spaying at six months of age.
We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients.
We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.
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 Wednesday, March 18, 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 905-855-2100. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
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. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.
3. 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. At this time, we are limiting food purchases to 2 bags or 2 cases per client. 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.
4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
5. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
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 Clarkson Village Animal Hospital