Neutering

We highly recommend that owners neuter their pets, unless they plan to breed from them. We advise that you should neuter your pet before their first heat, around 6months of age.
Here at Southview, we use a wide range of surgical drugs, which include pre-medications, induction and gaseous anaesthesia, all to promote a smooth recovery. Post-operatively we administer long acting pain relief and broad-spectrum antibiotics. Since receiving small animal hospital accreditation in 2002, we now provide modern hospitalisation facilities for all in-patients with a surgical nurse monitoring in-patients at all times.

Benefits of Neutering

Male

  • Less Likely to Display Aggression
  • Less Likely to Fight
  • Less Likely to wander/stray from home
  • Less Likely to mark territory
  • Removes risk of testicular disease
  • Reduces risk of prostate disease

Female

  • No Unwanted Puppies
  • Less likely to display aggression
  • Less Likely to wander/stray from home
  • Will not come in season – Will not attract male visitors
  • Removes risk of womb/ovarian disease
  • Reduces risk of mammary tumours

Procedure

  • To prevent vomiting during anaesthesia, we ask that you fast your pet from 7pm the night before their operation. They continue to drink water as usual.
  • We ask that you bring your pet into our hospital before 9am on the morning of their operation
  • At our hospital, you will be asked to sign a consent form for the operatin and your pet will be admitted. If your pet is over 7 years old, we will recommend a pre-anaesthetic blood test.
  • Any additional procedures you wish to have carried out while your pet is staying with us will be discussed with you. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
  • The evening of the operation, your pet will be discharged with full written instructions for their aftercare and the administration of any medication.
  • Where stitches have been placed, we will ask that you bring your pet back to us, 10-14days post-operatively, for their removal.

Cost and Booking

The cost of your pets operation will depend on their species, gender, size, age and general health. For a more detailed quote, further queries or to book an appointment, please call 052-6121429 or 052-6121712, alternatively, you may email southviewvets@gmail.com