High-quality, low-cost spay & neuter services
Spaying and neutering your pet ensures he lives a longer, more healthy and happy life. It is also an act of compassionate responsibility to our entire community, and is the single most effective way to reduce pet overpopulation. Every year, thousands of cats and dogs are born in Kansas City. Many of them have no place to call home and as a result, they end up in our area shelters.
Great Plains SPCA has played a key role in reducing the number of cats and dogs entering our area shelters through spay/neuter, which has been a significant driver in reducing euthanasia numbers across our entire community. We passed the astonishing 40,000th spay/neuter surgery in October 2012.
At our state-of-the-art Veterinary Care Center, our team of exceptionally skilled veterinarians specialize in spay/neuter surgery and perform thousands of procedures every year. All of our patients receive the highest quality of personal care before, during and after surgery.
Call (913) 831-SPCA (7722) today and give your pet the gift of a better life through spay/neuter.
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Below is just a sampling of the excellent care your pet will receive at our Veterinary Care Center:
Personal Care & Attention
Every surgical patient receives a thorough examination from our veterinarian prior to the induction of anesthesia.
Booties are placed on the paws of every pet as they are prepped for surgery, as heat loss is normal during a surgical procedure. All pets are then placed on a heated thoracic tray during surgery to maintain appropriate body temperature.
Anesthesia and Pain Management
Safe, injectable drugs are used to induce anesthesia and pets are then placed on isoflurane gas during surgery. This protocol helps to minimize stress in our patients and ensures a smooth recovery.
Providing effective pain management to all of our patients is a top priority for our staff. Our protocol blocks pain before it happens pre-operatively and reduces any inflammatory pain post-operatively.
Monitoring and Recovery
A pulse-oximeter is placed on every pet during surgery to monitor heart-rate and oxygen saturation levels in the blood.
Every pet remains under our doctor’s direct supervision on our “recovery beach” until the pet is able to hold his/her head up alone. Every pet is wrapped in warm fleece with heated rice bags to keep them warm and cozy after surgery.
Pet owners are provided with detailed instructions to care for their pet after surgery, and our veterinarians are available for any questions that may arise once a pet goes home.