As part of our due diligence, we have decided to temporarily close until further notice. During this time, Online Consultations are now available! Bilingual service is also offered. If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
Spaying or neutering your cat is essential to control unwanted pregnancies and to help reduce the overpopulation of strays. Spaying and neutering (castration) are routinely done at Acadia Veterinary Hospital, using sterile techniques and registered veterinary technician (RVT) monitoring.
Spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure known scientifically, as an ovariohysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries and uterus are removed completely in order to sterilize a female cat. Neutering and castration are the common terms used to describe the surgical procedure known scientifically, as an orchidectomy. In this procedure, both testicles are removed in order to sterilize a male cat.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
We recommend that all non-breeding cats be sterilized and neutered. Several health benefits are associated with this. Spaying your cat eliminates the risk of pregnancy and the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer. Also, spaying significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Finally, cats with diabetes or epilepsy benefit from being spayed. Neutering male cats markedly alter negative behaviour like territorial marking with urine, reduction in the offensive odour of the urine and diminish the desire to fight with other cats. Fighting leads to severe infections and abscesses and prevents these cats from reproducing.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
It is recommended to neuter and spay your cat before the onset of puberty. Puberty normally begins between 6 and 10 months of age. It is becoming more common to perform this procedure at an early age, such as 4 months. Basically, your cat will be examined and then admitted. In all cases, a wellness blood panel is recommended to access the metabolic health of your cat. Then, your cat will undergo a general anesthetic, the surgical sites will be prepared for surgery and proper pain management treatment is instituted. Then the procedure will be done! Patients recover in an incubator for proper heat control and observation. Post-operative instructions are prepared for all patient and these are discussed when the animals go home (usually the same day).
Although our location is still temporary closed, we are happy to announce that Online consultations are now available! Bilingual service is offered. If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking effective March 27, 2020
To our valued Acadia Veterinary Hospital clients:
We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect our clients and our staff, and work hard to ensure we can continue to provide excellent care for our patients. As part of our due diligence, we have decided to temporarily close until further notice.
We understand this is a difficult time for not just our community, but the world around us. We have been in contact with local hospitals to ensure your pets can continue to receive the care they need.
For non-urgent cases, please call 506.857.4271 or visit Moncton Animal Hospital located at 771 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB.
For emergencies, please call 506.387.4015 or visit Riverview Animal Hospital located at 550 Pine Glen Road, Riverview, NB.
Once this situation passes, we will let everyone know as soon as our doors are open and start scheduling appointments for all of your pet care needs.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and we hope that you, your family and pets all stay healthy and safe.