About your pet’s appointment
Thank you for requesting a spay/neuter surgery with the MCHS Clinic.
To expedite scheduling and to keep our costs low, please read the following carefully, and save a copy for your reference.
Our scheduler will call you at the best phone number you provided to schedule your appointment usually within two weeks. (Cats have a shorter wait time.) The scheduler will call from (240) 252-2555 (the MCHS main number) between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday – Friday (not on weekends).
Surgery rates (include post-surgery pain meds, anti-biotics and an E-collar):
Female cat spay: $150
Male cat neuter: $75
Male dog neuter up to 50 lbs. — $195
Male dog neuter 51 to 70 lbs. — $240
Female dog spay up to 30 lbs. — $275
Female dog spay 31 to 50 lbs. — $350
Female dog spay 51 to 70 lbs. — $395
Additional charges for unforeseen circumstances including:
Cryptorchid (retained testicles): $15 to $50 extra, depending on the pet’s circumstances
Hernia repair: $15 to $50 extra, depending on type.
Note: Some pets experience vomiting due to motion sickness and/or anesthesia. If this should occur, your pet will be given an injection of Cerenia at an additional charge from $15 to $35.
*In-heat females have an increased surgical risk, including additional bleeding. There will be an additional charge of $25 for dogs in heat due to the complexity of the surgery.
Retained baby teeth: $10 each tooth
Vaccines: Rabies, K9 DAPP, K9 Bordatella, Cat FVRCP: $15 each — all are 1-year vaccines.
Tests: Heartworm (dog) and FeLV/FIV (cat): $25 each
Other services (deworming, anal gland expression, HW preventative) also available for additional fee.
All rates and fees subject to change without notice.
Rabies vaccine is mandatory for all patients – Please bring your pet’s rabies certificate on surgery day. If you do not have proof of a current rabies vaccine, we will vaccinate your pet on surgery day for an additional cost of $15.
Pre-surgery blood work is REQUIRED for pets 7+ years of age, for the safety of your pet. This is optional for younger pets. You must have this pre-operative blood work performed at another veterinarian, as the MCHS Clinic is not a full-service clinic and does not provide blood work.
Medical history: For patients with medical conditions, bring your pet’s medical records.
Keep your appointment! Cancellations of less than 48 hours in advance and no-shows will be charged an additional $25 fee for a rescheduled appointment.
Cancellations drive up our costs. If you must cancel, please call the clinic scheduler at (240) 252-2555 ASAP, Monday through Friday, so we can schedule another waiting pet quickly. Cancellations for Monday appointments must be received by 12 noon on Friday before the appointment.