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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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 us. 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital