SERVICES & PRICING

We do not treat sick or injured animals. If your pet is injured, ill, in a cast, or has an upper respiratory infection, skin condition, eye infection or any other medical issue, please see your regular full-service veterinarian for treatment. Only healthy animals will be approved for surgery.

We offer affordable, low-cost spay/neuter, vaccination and other services. Our current prices, excluding any specials, are listed below. Prices are subject to change at any time in our sole discretion.

Spay/Neuter Surgery

Surgeries are scheduled by appointment only, unless it is a humanely trapped community cat (please see TNR Policies for more information).

Schedule an Appointment or call 513-721-7387. The best time to reach us is between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you do not reach us, please leave a message with a return phone number, and we will return your call as soon as possible.

CAT (Owned) SPAY/NEUTER: $40 (Starting in 2020, cat surgery will be $45.)

CAT (Community/Stray) SPAY/NEUTER: FREE (Must come in trap and receive eartip.)

DOG SPAY/NEUTER: $80

Cryptorchid Males (undescended testicle): +$20

The surgery fee includes pain medication that lasts up to 24 hours after surgery. There are no additional charges for animals in heat or pregnant. If you need financial assistance, please let us know.

Capstar will be given automatically to any pet on which a flea is seen and a $5 fee charged. Capstar kills fleas almost immediately and is used to limit the transfer of fleas from one animal to another and to create a sterile environment for surgery.

We have surgery specials from time to time that are detailed on the homepage of our website and on our Facebook page.

Payment

Payment is due at check-in. We accept cash and credit cards. We do not accept checks. There is a $1.00 processing fee for credit card payments.


Rabies Vaccine

Proof of a current rabies vaccine (rabies certificate or vet record) is required at time of surgery. An undated rabies tag on the collar or a passport completed by you is not legal proof. If you do not have proof, your pet will receive a one-year rabies vaccine at the time of surgery for a fee of $10.

Additional Services

We offer the following additional services at the time of surgery and at our vaccine clinic. Prices are subject to change at any time.

We recommend that all animals coming to our clinic or using our transport service be current on their core vaccinations (rabies, distemper/parvo and bordetella vaccines for dogs; rabies and FVRCP vaccines for cats). Please note that it generally takes at least 2 weeks for vaccines to be effective.

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Services for Cats

  • Rabies Vaccine (1 year or 3 year): $10
  • Microchip (Includes Lifetime Registration): $20
  • Capstar $5
  • Elizabethan Collar (E-Collar, Pet Cone): $6
  • Pain Medication (3 Day Supply): $10
  • Tapeworm Treatment (Praziquantel): $10
  • Toenail Trim: $5 (offered at time of surgery only)

Other Services (Click the + for a description of service.)

FVRCP (Feline Distemper) Vaccine: $15

FVRCP Vaccine (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Panleukopenia Virus)

Feline viral rhinotracheitis and the calici virus are the leading causes of upper respiratory infections in cats.  Sneezing, nasal discharge, runny eyes, and fever are some of the more common symptoms. Most cats continue to spread the virus even after recovery of symptoms.

Panleukopenia is also known as feline distemper or feline parvovirus and is deadly.  Symptoms of the virus may involve extreme listlessness and loss of appetite, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.  Some cats will not show any symptoms prior to death.  This virus is passed through the feces and can remain in the environment for years.  This vaccination should be started at 8 weeks of age and boostered every 3-4 weeks until the cat is 16 weeks old to ensure full protection.  It should be boostered annually.  If an adult cat has never received this vaccine, or vaccination history is unknown, a booster should be administered 3-4 weeks after the first vaccination is given.  This is considered a core vaccine and is recommended for all cats.

Feline Leukemia Vaccine: $15

Feline Leukemia Vaccine

The Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a viral infection that affects a cat's immune system and bone marrow. The virus is typically spread from infected cats to non-infected cats through close personal contact, usually involving saliva. It can spread by grooming, shared food bowls, bites and other forms of close contact. It can also be transmitted from a mother cat to a kitten in utero and from the milk of an infected cat. Some less common possible causes of transmission include fleas, blood transfusions or contaminated needles. FeLV is typically not spread through waste.

The virus does not live long outside of a cat host, so spreading FeLV via human clothing and hands is very unlikely. If an FeLV-positive cat is housed in a separate room from an FeLV-negative cat, it is unlikely that transmission will occur. To be on the safe side, food and water bowls should not be shared.

There is no cure for FeLV, so most treatment of FeLV-positive cats involves supportive care. Because FeLV-positive cats have weaker immune systems, they do need to be treated for upper respiratory infections more often than FeLV-negative cats; however, they tend to need dentals at a younger age than other cats.

Cats must be tested for FeLV and test negative prior to vaccinating. This vaccination should be started at 10 weeks of age and boostered in 3-4 weeks.  Cats that go outdoors or that live in a household with a FeLV positive cat, or untested cats, would benefit from this vaccine.

FIV and Feline Leukemia Combo Test: $20

FeLV/FIV Combo Test

The test will screen for the presence of the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).  If your cat should test positive, he/she should be retested in 2 months to confirm the results.  In addition, cats that have been given the FIV vaccine may yield a false positive result. This test is recommended by UCAN for any new cat entering a household with other cats.  A negative test is required prior to giving a FeLV vaccine.  We do not offer the FIV vaccine. For more information about FIV and FeLV, see Best Friends-FIV and FeLV FAQs.

Revolution (One 30-day Dose – Flea, Parasite, Earmite): $15

Revolution

This medication treats and prevents fleas, ear mites, heartworms, roundworms and hookworms.  It is applied topically and should be repeated every thirty days in cats 8 weeks of age and older.

Flea and Tick Prevention: $15

This medication treats and prevents fleas, ticks, and some species of lice. It is applied topically and should be repeated every thirty days. UCAN recommends the use of flea prevention for all cats 8 weeks of age and older.

Dewormer (Pyrantel): $5

Dewormer (Roundworms and Hookworms)

Pyrantel (Strongid) is an oral paste that is given for the treatment of roundworms and hookworms and should be re-administered 10 days after the initial dose.  A microscopic fecal examination can rule out or confirm an infection with these internal parasites, as worms are not always visible in the feces. These parasites can be transmitted from one animal to the next. These parasites are considered ZOONOTIC as they can infect people.

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Services for Dogs

  • Rabies Vaccine (1 year or 3 year): $10
  • Microchip (Includes Lifetime Registration): $20
  • Capstar $5
  • Elizabethan Collar (E-Collar, Pet Cone): $8
  • Heartworm Preventative (6 Month Supply): $20 (S), $25 (M), $30(L)
  • Pain Medication (3 Day Supply): $15
  • Tapeworm Treatment (Praziquantel): $20
  • Toenail Trim: $5 (offered at time of surgery only)

Other Services (Click the + for a description of service.)

Distemper/Parvo (DA2PP) Vaccine: $15

DA2PP 1 YR: Canine Distemper/ Parvo Vaccine protects against Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus.

Symptoms of Distemper can include mild respiratory problems, such as runny eyes and nose, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and even seizures. Distemper can be passed between animals by air or contaminated objects.

Adenovirus type 2 usually causes respiratory symptoms and is contagious much like a cold.  It can cause a cough that can sometimes lead to pneumonia.

Parainfluenza symptoms are much like a cold and include coughing, sneezing, fever and ocular and nasal discharge. This virus is not the same thing as canine influenza.

Canine parvovirus causes severe vomiting and diarrhea as well as lethargy and high fever. There is a high rate of death associated with this virus. The feces in many dogs will be loose or watery with slight amounts to large quantities of blood.  This virus is easily spread through feces and it can live in the environment for years.

This combination vaccine should be started in puppies 8 weeks of age and boostered every 3-4 weeks until the puppy is 16 weeks old. This vaccine should be re-administered annually. Adult dogs that have never received this vaccination, or the vaccine history is unknown, should receive a booster 3-4 weeks after the first vaccination is given. This is considered a core vaccine and is recommended by UCAN for all dogs.

Bordetella Vaccine (Kennel Cough): $15

Bordetella Vaccine

Also known as “kennel cough,” the Bordetella bacteria causes inflammation of the trachea and results in severe coughing and gagging. Dogs that will be in contact with other dogs, such as in boarding or grooming situations, training classes, or even dog parks, may benefit from vaccination.  This vaccine can be given in puppies 8 weeks of age and older and it should be boostered every 6 months to one year depending on the dog’s situation. This is a non-core vaccine, but is recommended by UCAN for at risk dogs and it is required by most groomers, boarding facilities and dog parks.

Canine Influenza (Dog Flu): $15

Canine Influenza Vaccine

Canine influenza (dog flu) is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by specific Type A influenza viruses known to infect dogs. There are two different influenza Type A dog flu viruses: one is H3N8 virus and the other is H3N2 virus. Signs of canine influenza are: cough, runny nose, fever, lethargy, eye discharge and decrease in appetite, but not all dogs show sign of illness. The severity of illness can range from no signs to severe illness, pneumonia and death. Most dogs recover in 2-3 weeks. Almost all dogs are susceptible to canine flu infection. Canine flu is thought to spread through respiratory droplets produced during coughing and sneezing from infected dogs, or through contact with contaminated surfaces. Canine influenza is not spread between dogs and people. Vaccines to protect dogs against both H3N8 and H3N2 canine flu are given as early as 8 weeks in healthy pets. The vaccine must be boostered in 3-4 weeks from the 1st date given, then annually.

Leptospirosis Vaccine: $15

Leptospirosis Vaccine

Disease caused by infection with leptospira bacteria. Signs of Leptospirosis in dogs vary, including fever, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite or lethargy, and some infected dogs may not show any signs of illness. These bacteria spread through infected urine, urine-contaminated soil and water and ingestion of infected tissue/carcasses and can be spread from animals to people. Vaccine can be given at 12 weeks of age and must be boostered once in 3-4 weeks, then yearly thereafter. This is a non-core vaccine, but is recommended by UCAN for at-risk dogs (pets exposed to wildlife).

Heartworm Test: $20

Heartworm Testing/Prevention for Dogs

Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes and live in and affect the heart. Puppies that are started on prevention before they are 6 months of age are not required to be tested first. It takes 6 months for the immature heartworm to reach its adult stages, and therefore you may get a false negative test if performed earlier. The test only takes 10 minutes and should be performed annually even if your dog is kept on prevention. Heartworm prevention is affordable and easy to give. Prevention consists of giving your pet a pill monthly and many products protect against other parasites as well.  UCAN recommends testing all adult dogs for heartworm disease prior to surgery.  UCAN recommends heartworm prevention for all dogs.

Flea and Tick Prevention: $15

This medication treats and prevents fleas, ticks, and some species of lice. It is applied topically and should be repeated every thirty days. UCAN recommends the use of flea prevention for all dogs 8 weeks of age and older.

Dewormer (Panacur): $7, $11 or $15 depending on weight

Dewormer (Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms)

Panacur (Fenbendazole) is a broad-spectrum dewormer used to eliminate the most common worms seen in dogs. It is always best to have a fecal sample checked to determine which parasites your pet may have. Several of these worms are considered ZOONOTIC, meaning they can be transmitted to people. If you feel your dog may need a dewormer, this is the medication that UCAN recommends for dogs.

We do not declaw cats. If you are going to declaw your cat, we recommend that you have the spay/neuter surgery done at the same time by a full-service veterinarian so the cat only has to undergo anesthesia once.

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