Spaying + Neutering

Spaying and neutering dogs and cats is a standard procedure that helps them live longer, healthier lives. It reduces their risk of reproductive cancers, eliminates unwanted litters, and helps prevent other medical issues such as urinary tract infections.

Why you should spay or neuter ur pet

Millions of pets are euthanized every year because they don’t have homes. Millions more remain in shelters, waiting to be adopted. Spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) are procedures that can significantly reduce the number of homeless pets.

The procedure also has many health benefits for ur cat or dog. Spaying at a young age reduces the occurrence of mammary cancer and uterine infections (also known as pyometra). It eliminates heat cycles that can be messy and/or painful for ur pet, and it prevents testicular cancer in males. Neutering can also help prevent or alter unwanted behaviors such as aggression, urine marking, and roaming (where pets wander off in search of a mate).

When you should spay or neuter ur pet

While most dogs are spayed or neutered between 6 months and 9 months of age, large breed dogs can benefit from waiting until they’re older to undergo the procedure. Cats should typically be spayed or neutered between 6 months and a year old. If you have an older cat or dog who is not spayed/neutered, we will discuss all of ur options at ur first wellness visit and advise on the best time for ur pet.
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What To Expect

Before ur pet is spayed or neutered, we will see ur pet for a pre-operative appointment to discuss the procedure, conduct a physical, and perform some blood work to ensure ur pet is healthy for surgery.

The night before ur pet’s surgery, it’s important that you don’t feed them after midnight. You can give them some water, but make sure no-one else feeds them breakfast in the morning!

We’ll take care of ur pet from the moment you drop them off in the morning until they’ve recovered from anesthesia and are ready to go home. We’ll send you regular updates and photos or videos of ur pet throughout the day, so you can rest easy knowing that they’re in good hands.

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Post-Op Spay + Neuter Care

Although most cats and dogs recover from anesthesia relatively quickly, some experience post-anesthesia anxiety or fussiness. Young pets may want to play again the same day, but should be kept calm for 10-14 days to help them recover. This means restricting play and exercise; dogs should only take short walks strictly to relieve themselves.

To prevent injuries, it’s best to keep ur pet in a quiet area where they cannot run or jump. Dogs can be crated, and you should make sure that ur pet’s bedding is clean and dry to prevent infection. Cats should have a clean litter tray nearby and toys that encourage healing such as chew toys and food puzzle toys.

We’ll give ur pet pain medication to keep them comfortable and an E-collar to prevent them from licking, chewing, or irritating the incision site. We also have soft collars available for purchase to maximize comfort.

Our team will schedule a complimentary follow-up appointment 10-14 days after ur pet’s spay/neuter so we can assess ur pet’s healing and remove sutures if needed

Common Questions

The ideal age for spaying or neutering your pet can vary depending on the species and breed. In general, most veterinarians recommend spaying or neutering around 6 months of age. However, it’s essential to consult with your vet to determine the best timing for your specific pet.

Spaying and neutering offer various benefits for your pet’s health and behavior. These procedures can help prevent certain reproductive cancers, reduce the risk of roaming and aggressive behaviors, and contribute to reducing the overpopulation of pets in shelters.

Like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks with spaying or neutering your pet. However, the benefits typically outweigh the risks. Some common risks include the usual risks associated with anesthesia and surgery, but these risks are minimal when performed by a qualified veterinarian.

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Better Care, When You Need It

Amanda Stoopler

Co-Founder &
Chief Creative Officer

Amanda Stoopler is an accomplished entrepreneur, interior designer, and the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at URVet Care. With a rich background in both the business and creative spheres, Amanda has built a career that bridges her diverse interests and skills seamlessly. 

Amanda’s journey began with key internships with luminary fashion figures such as Zac Posen and Diane Von Furstenberg, complemented by her immersion in the business operations at G-III Apparel Group. These formative experiences laid the groundwork for her unique blend of business acumen and creative vision.

After earning degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from George Washington University, Amanda joined Stonehenge LLC, a prominent real estate firm in New York City. Initially part of the marketing team, her passion for design quickly led her to spearhead the company’s capital improvement projects and new acquisitions. Further enriched by her night classes in Architecture and Design at Parsons, Amanda played a pivotal role in overseeing design for projects within the company’s extensive $3 billion portfolio, showcasing her adeptness in navigating both the aesthetic and commercial facets of large-scale ventures.

At the age of twenty-four, Amanda channeled her passion and expertise into her own venture, founding Amanda Paige Interiors. Her firm has since built a stellar portfolio, featuring a wide array of both commercial and residential projects across domestic and international arenas.

Amanda’s role at URVet Care epitomizes her commitment to blending creativity with care. Drawing from personal experiences in both human and veterinary medicine, along with industry knowledge, Amanda leverages her profound experience in design and marketing to lead all creative facets at URVet Care. Her unique perspective and professional acumen drive the brand’s vision of enhancing veterinary care through thoughtful design and impactful leadership.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Amanda finds joy and inspiration in family time, exploring art galleries, and engaging in activities such as tennis and global travel. These experiences enrich her perspective and fuel her continuous drive for innovation and excellence in every project she undertakes.