Pre-operative Care Guidelines

The following information is provided to make pre-operative care of cats and dogs easy to follow.
  • Surgery at the FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic is by appointment only.
  • Surgery check-in is between 7:00 and 7:30 AM for all animals.
  • Please plan on spending one hour or so at the clinic for patient check-in; you must remain with your cat/dog. Your input is important as our surgeon examines your cat or dog.
  • Payment is required at AM Check-in, after exam; we accept cash, debit card, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We do not accept checks.
  • All cats brought to FACE must be in a carrier. If your cat is not in a carrier, we will immediately move the cat to a cage. We will label and keep the carrier at the clinic; your cat will be presented to you at patient discharge in his/her carrier.
  • If you are bringing multiple cats for surgery, you must bring one carrier per cat for discharge. Cats may be together in one carrier for check-in; however, you must still bring sufficient carriers for each cat to go home individually.
  • If you are bringing a feral cat for surgery, please bring a carrier for postoperative placement. Please cover the trap with a sheet or blanket. Clients bringing feral cats for surgery do not have to wait for check-in; bring the cat immediately to the front for check-in.
  • Dogs brought to FACE must be on a leash or in a carrier. Dogs not secured with you will be removed to a cage or kennel.
  • Patient Discharge for cats is 5:00pm to 5:30pm on the day of surgery; for dogs, 5:30pm to 6:00pm.
  • The night before surgery, please remove food at midnight, water is fine. Puppies 4-5 months of age, small dogs 10lbs and under, and kittens 4-5 months of age should eat breakfast the morning of surgery.
  • We do not spay female dogs in heat. If your female dog is in heat, please call the clinic to reschedule your surgery appointment.
  • Please check that both the testicles on your male dog or male cat have descended. There is an increased fee for neutering ‘Cryptorchid’ dogs or cats on whom one or both testicles have not descended. Please contact the clinic if your dog or cat is under 6 months old and is cryptorchid; we may reschedule to allow time for the testicle(s) to descend.