Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Ensuring your dog is spayed or neutered is very important to your dog’s health and well-being. Spaying and neutering cut down on overpopulation which results in many dogs ending up in shelters or as strays. Health risks, as well as behaviour problems, are drastically reduced when dogs you get your dog fixed. Spaying before estrus will significantly decrease the risk of mammary and reproductive diseases. Also reducing the natural urges of intact animals decreases their frustration and statistically reduces their risk of being hit by a car.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?

Spaying and neutering, also referred to as fixing, reduces the risk of many health and behavioural problems. It eliminates the risk of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, which many of these puppies end up in shelters as strays or even worse, destroyed.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

It is important to neuter and spay as it can cause many health issues and increase the chances/risks of cancer. Female dogs can get infections, which can often be fatal if untreated. It is a responsibility that comes along with being a dog owner.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?

Ideally dogs should be neutered and spayed between 5 and 6 months of age. This reduces the risk of females going into their first heat cycle, and males from reproducing.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?

The cost of fixing a dog (spay and neutering) can vary with the size, weight, body condition, age and sex of the dog. For a better estimate, it’s best to have a consultation with a veterinarian on the costs involved for your dog’s surgery.


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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic