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You can help with the pet overpopulation crisis.

Spay and Neuter

pet_vet-icon--02Preventing unwanted puppies and kittens and reducing the number of homeless dogs and cats is a critical to the Pet Alliance mission of saving more lives.  We provide high-quality, affordable spay and neuter service for pets at both the Pet Alliance Orlando Veterinary Clinic and the Pet Alliance Sanford Veterinary Clinic.  Estimates range from 4–6 million homeless pets entering US animal shelters each year.   Sterilizing cats and dogs means fewer pets crowding shelters, and fewer pets ultimately being euthanized.  Reducing strain on shelter systems also allows us to devote more resources to each dog or cat, thereby increasing each pet’s chance for a new home.

We offer easily accessible spay/neuter services for dogs and cats every day provided by our highly skilled veterinary medical team for the Orlando and Sanford communities.

Call (407) 351-7722 to make an appointment.

A $25 deposit is required to reserve a surgery spot.  This fee is applied to the cost of the surgery but is non-refundable in the event of a no-show.

Affordable Spay/Neuter Prices

Our prices include e-collars, and for dogs, a pain injection for the first 24-hours and oral pain medication to go home.  Additional charges may apply depending on the health status of your pet.  All pets 6-years old or older must be seen in our clinic for a pre-surgical consultation prior to the day of surgery.  We reserve the right to cancel surgery for any pet for any reason.

There are a number of subsidized services for pets belonging to income qualified pet owners, click here to learn more.

Are you a generous donor?  Sponsor a low-cost spay/neuter service in our clinic or on our mobile unit in your neighborhood.  Call 407.351.7722 for more.

Benefits

drrhoadeswithcatSpaying or neutering your dog or cat has many benefits beyond preventing unwanted puppies and kittens.  Altered pets generally live longer, have fewer health problems related to reproduction, are easier to train and live with, and have less desire to roam, a dangerous behavior in high-traffic areas.  Altered male dogs and cats are less likely to engage in frustrating urine marking behaviors, and tend to be less aggressive; the vast majority of serious dog bites are inflicted by unaltered male dogs.  Unaltered pets also have a higher incidence of preventable reproductive cancers, and the chances of these cancers occurring increases as the pet ages.

Learn more about common myths and facts related to spaying or neutering your pet.

Non-Surgical Sterilization
with Zeuterin

zeuterin2For those clients who prefer not to castrate their male dogs, we now have an alternative.  Zeuterin, a safe and virtually painless alternative to traditional neutering, is a solution that is gently injected into each of the dog’s two testes with a fine (28 gauge) needle.  The procedure takes approximately five minutes and does not require the use of general anesthesia.  Patients benefit from mild sedation prior to the injection procedure.  Following administration, sterilization is essentially 100% (99.6%) effective, permanent and irreversible.  Dogs sterilized with Zeuterin™ are identified with a permanent “Z” tattoo.  Dogs must be at least three months old.

Zeuterin, developed by Ark Sciences, works in a completely natural way: after injection the compound diffuses in all directions from the center of the testis. Zinc, in the specific concentration used, is a spermicide and proven to destroy sperm. The result is permanent and irreversible fibrosis in the testicle rendering the dog sterile.

Some testosterone remains to support normal growth functions. While surgical neutering virtually eliminates testosterone, Zeuterin lowers testosterone by about half. Recent research has shown that for certain breeds, having some level of testosterone is protective and beneficial for the dog’s metabolic functions. Like surgical castration, this procedure may or may not suppress mating behaviors.

Zeuterin Client Information Sheet – English

Zeuterin Client Information Sheet – Spanish

Photo Credit: Steve Williams Photography