Spay and Neuter Clinic of Pinellas (SNCP) is our on-site spay and neuter clinic. This valuable community service was borne from Dr. Supow's life-long dream of helping to eliminate the pet over-population problem.
Today, the SNCP program offers affordable spay and neuter services for dogs, cats, and rabbits. These procedures are performed by our highly skilled veterinarians (many of whom are Ivey League trained) in our state-of-the-art facility. Our surgical protocols either meet or exceed the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) spay/neuter standard of care. All of our personnel share a common commitment to this worthwhile cause. We are pleased to be in a position to offer this service to our community.
Please review the information below as well as our policy information, consent form, post-operative instructions form and new client form. We highly recommend completing these forms prior to arrival for check in. They can also be emailed in advance.
Remember, Spay! Don't Litter!
Spay and Castration Procedure
Thank you for choosing the Spay and Neuter Clinic of Pinellas to care for your pet. Our patient, your pet, has undergone a neutering procedure which involves the surgical removal of the reproductive sex organs.
When the female animal is neutered (spayed), a small incision is made on the abdomen and the reproductive organs are removed. After being spayed, it is impossible for the animal to reproduce.
When the male animal is neutered (castrated), a small incision is made between the base of the penis and the scrotal sac, and each testicle is removed. The scrotum remains intact. After being castrated it is impossible for the animal to reproduce.
Benefits of spaying your pet:
- No more heat cycles
- Will never get a uterine infection
- 90% decreased chance of fatal breast cancer (if spayed prior to first heat cycle)
- More content than if she were not spayed
Benefits of castrating your pet:
- Decreased desire to mark his territory with urine
- Decreased sex drive
- More content to stay home
The spayed female and castrated male tend to be slightly less active than animals left intact. Therefore, they require less food to maintain their optimal weight. Dogs and cats generally recover uneventfully from anesthesia.
These are some NORMAL post-surgical occurrences:
- Sleepiness of grogginess for a few days after surgery
- Slight puffiness around the incision
- A small, hard bulge under the incision (a reaction to the subcutaneous sutures)
These things should be reported to your veterinarian:
- Listlessness lasting more than 2 days
- Severe redness or swelling around the incision
- Animal chewing the stitches out
- Any large bulges under the incision that pushes in and out
- Unusual bleeding
- Difficulty urinating or defecating