The Purpose of our Low-cost Clinics
The clinic seeks to prevent the births of unwanted animals which often lead short, miserable lives. Animal shelters are forced to destroy many healthy, appealing animals that cannot find homes. Neutering is the most humane, effective way to decrease the number of unwanted, homeless animals. The clinic makes the procedures affordable to pet owners and welcomes residents from all cities.
The clinic also provides all routine dog and cat vaccinations for a reasonable fee. See our neutering fees and vaccination fees.
Due to staffing and recruitment issues , there will be no public spay/neuter appointments until further notice. Vaccination Clinics are still being offered to the public on Wednesdays, noon- 1:00 p.m. on a drop-in basis; and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. by appointment. To make an appointment, or for further details, call 650.496.5933.
Low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
A Word about Terminology
Here's the low-down on terms that deal with neutering pets. Right up front, we admit that the term "spay and neuter" clinic is a bit of misnomer. It is in fairly common usage, but to be precise, the correct terms are as follows:
- Neutering: This generic term refers to removing the reproductive organs of an animal of either sex. Don't let anyone tell you that "neutering" only applies to male animals; it applies correctly to both sexes.
- Spaying: This sex-specific term refers to removing the reproductive organs (ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes) of a female. Spaying prevents heat (estrus) cycles and pregnancy. Only female pets can be spayed.
- Castration: This sex-specific term refers to removing the reproductive glands (testes) of a male. Castration prevents fertility. Only male pets can be castrated. This term seems to make some pet owners uncomfortable, so the term "neutering" is often used in its place. Just remember that, while castration is a form of neutering, not all neutering is castration; that castration is sex-specific to males, while spaying is sex-specific to females; and neutering applies to both males and females.
So, in this web page, we use the term "neuter" unless it is necessary to differentiate between spaying and castration.
- Trying to find homes for puppies and kittens of pets is difficult and expensive.
- Neutering a female pet eliminates uterine infections, ovarian cancer, and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer, which is common in unneutered females.
- Neutering a male pet early in his life helps prevent the prostate problems (including cancer) common in unneutered males. It also helps prevent spraying by male cats.
- A neutered pet is less likely to roam. Neutered males do not wander off in pursuit of females in heat. Many unneutered males get lost or hit by automobiles when pursuing females in heat.
- A neutered female pet does not come into heat, thus attracting male animals to your home, which are then likely to urinate on your property and belongings, or be destructive in other ways.
- A neutered pet is likely to be more devoted to you.
- License fees for neutered dogs are half price.
- Most important, neutering prevents the birth, suffering, and possible euthanasia of unwanted pets.
Best Age for Neutering?
Neutering is traditionally done just before the pet reaches sexual maturity, at about five months of age. Pets can, however, be neutered safely at as early as eight weeks of age.
Prices are effective July 1, 2013.
Spay & Neutering Surgery Fees :
Cat, Male : $60.00 - Resident , $65.00 - Non Resident
Cat, Female : $85.00 - Resident , $90.00 - Non Resident
0-30 pounds : $90.00 - Resident , $95.00 - Non Resident
31-50 pounds : $100.00 - Resident , $105.00 - Non Resident
51-75 pounds : $115.00 - Resident , $120.00 - Non Resident
76-99 pounds : $135.00 - Resident , $140.00 - Non Resident
100+ pounds : $250.00 - Resident , $325.00 - Non Resident
0-30 pounds : $105.00 - Resident , $110.00 - Non Resident
31-50 pounds : $115.00 - Resident , $120.00 - Non Resident
51-75 pounds : $135.00 - Resident , $140.00 - Non Resident
76-99 pounds : $160.00 - Resident , $165.00 - Non Resident
100+ pounds : $270.00 - Resident , $345.00 - Non Resident
Rabbit, Male : $75.00 - Resident , $95.00 - Non Resident
Rabbit, Female :$100.00 - Resident , $120.00 - Non Resident
Rat, Guinea Pig, Male : $75.00 - Resident , $95.00 - Non Resident
Rat, Female : $100.00 - Resident , $120.00 - Non Resident
Rescue Groups (501(c)on file)
Cat Spay/neuter $55.00
Dog Spay/Neuter $90.00
Microchip : $40.00 *Includes Registration
SPAY/NEUTER SURGERY DISCOUNT for dogs and cats 5 months or younger : $5.00
ADDITIONAL FEES for obesity, pregnancy, hernias, etc. may be charged by the the veterinarian. Range: $10 to $75.
Financial aid for pet neutering is available from some local animal-assistance agencies. Please inquire when you call. Please note: All fees must be paid in full at the time of service. We cannot bill for our services. We accept personal checks, Visa, or MasterCard.
Weekly Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic
The clinic provides all routine dog and cat vaccinations for a reasonable fee.
Vaccinations are available by appointment only, 1-3pm on Tuesday, and Thursday.
Drop-in vaccinations are available without an appointment every Wednesday between 12pm (noon) and 1pm.
Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.
Cat Vaccination Fees:
4-in-1 (FVRCP) : $20.00
Rabies : $10.00
Leukemia : $20.00
Leukemia test : $35.00 with surgery
Dog Vaccination Fees:
5-in-1 : $20.00
Rabies : $10.00
Bordetella : $20.00
Heartworm test : $35.00 with surgery
Puppy or Kitten Package $100.00
DA2PP or FVRCP Vaccines
at 8, 12 & 16 wks
Microchip with registration