All prescription medications that leave the facility are non-returnable and non-refundable.

For liability reasons, in order for us to see your patient, the patient must have a current Rabies vaccine on file, either from us or documentation from elsewhere. If we do not have proof of a current Rabies vaccine at the time of appointment we will require that it be updated during this time.

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Spay and Neuter Services in Santa Clarita 

Help Your Pet Enjoy a Long and Healthy Life in Santa Clarita, Valencia, or Newhall

At Valley Lyons Veterinary Hospital, we help your pet live a long and healthy life with our spay and neuter services in Santa Clarita, Valencia, and Newhall. Spaying and neutering are safe sterilization procedures that typically happen when your pet is a few months old, but we can perform the surgery later if needed. 

We welcome you to our animal hospital Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm. If you are military or law enforcement, you are eligible for a 10% discount. Our professional team can address any concerns you may have about spaying and neutering in English or Spanish.

Valley Lyons Veterinary Hospital performs spay and neuter procedures for pets in Santa Clarita, Valencia, and Newhall. Contact us today at (661) 219-7362 to schedule an appointment!

Why Spaying or Neutering Your Pet is Important

Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision that can have numerous benefits for both your pet and the community. Here are some reasons why you should consider spaying or neutering your pet:

  • Population control: By spaying or neutering your pet, you can help reduce the number of stray animals and prevent overpopulation. This can ultimately lead to a healthier and safer community for both pets and humans.
  • Health benefits: Spaying or neutering your pet can help prevent certain health issues, such as uterine infections, testicular cancer, and certain types of cancers. It can also reduce the risk of your pet wandering off in search of a mate, which can lead to accidents or injuries.
  • Behavioral improvements: Spaying or neutering can help reduce or eliminate certain behavioral problems, such as aggression, marking territory, and excessive roaming. It can also help your pet become more focused and attentive, making training easier.
  • Longer lifespan: Studies have shown that spayed or neutered pets tend to live longer than those who are not. This may be due to the reduced risk of certain diseases and accidents associated with mating behaviors.

At Valley Lyons Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of spaying or neutering your pet. Our experienced veterinarians and staff provide safe and compassionate spay and neuter services in Santa Clarita, Valencia, and Newhall. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the benefits of spaying or neutering your pet.

Commonly Asked Questions

Why should I neuter my pet?

Neutering your pet can have several benefits. It helps control the pet population by preventing unwanted litters. It can also reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as uterine infections and testicular cancer. Neutering can also help improve your pet's behavior by reducing aggression and roaming tendencies.

At what age should I neuter my pet?

Neutering is typically performed when the pet is a few months old, around 6 to 9 months for cats and 6 to 12 months for dogs. However, the age may vary depending on the breed and size of the pet. It is best to consult with a veterinarian to determine the appropriate age for neutering your specific pet.

Can I neuter my pet at any time?

While it is recommended to neuter pets when they are young, the procedure can be performed at any age. Older pets may require additional pre-operative testing to ensure they are healthy enough for surgery. It is best to consult with a veterinarian to determine the best timing for neutering your pet.

What Do Spaying and Neutering Involve?

If you are unsure when you should get your animal spayed or neutered, we can discuss that during a wellness exam or a separate appointment. Kitten sterilization usually happens between eight weeks and five months of age, and for puppies, between six and nine months.  

Understanding Spaying and Neutering Procedures

Spaying is the sterilization procedure for females and neutering the one for males. When we spay your pet, we remove the uterus and ovaries, and in the case of neutering, we remove the testicles. After either of these procedures, your pet will not be able to reproduce. 

Post-Operative Care for Your Pet's Speedy Recovery

We provide you with post-operative instructions to help your pet recover. You can expect your pet to experience some discomfort and we may give you some pain medication. 

Essential Tips for a Successful Sterilization Recovery

To help your pet have a smooth sterilization recovery, you should: 

  • Provide a calm place indoors for them to rest
  • Keep them away from any other animals in your household 
  • Prevent them from licking the incision site, possibly by using an Elizabethan collar
  • Make sure they do not run or jump for one to two weeks

You should also check the incision site every day to make sure it looks clean and is healing properly. 


What Are the Benefits of Spaying or Neutering My Pet?

Sterilizing your pet prevents unwanted litters and helps reduce pet overpopulation. It also offers a lot of health benefits that can extend your pet’s longevity and reduce costs associated with various medical concerns, including life-threatening diseases. 

Spaying and neutering reduce the risk of:

  • Testicular cancer and prostate issues for males
  • Uterine infections, reproductive cancers, and mammary tumors for females
  • Endocrine disorders including diabetes for all

Sterilization also minimizes various behavioral problems like aggression, unwanted marking, yowling, and howling. This safe procedure is easy and can make a positive difference in your pet’s quality of life.

Call Valley Lyons Veterinary Hospital today at (661) 219-7362 or fill out our online form to learn more about our spay and neuter services in Santa Clarita!

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