The only way to control cat and dog overpopulation and the needless deaths of animals is by decreasing birth rates. The best way to decrease birth rates is to promote spaying and neutering and providing it at an affordable cost. This has proven time and time again to be highly effective AND is one of the best things you can do for your pet to keep them healthy and happy. Our mission and goal is to combat the overpopulation problem in our own community as well as those in the surrounding areas. The Fix’Em Clinic is sponsored and mentored by Humane Alliance and our Veterinarians and surgical staff are trained in the high quality methods of high volume spay and neuter.
The Fix’Em Clinic is first and foremost a low cost spay and neuter clinic that is available to everyone, regardless of income or residency. However, during your pet’s spay/neuter procedure, and in daily wellness walk-in visits we can provide other routine services at a significant discount.
While our prices for services and fees may be low, we provide high quality spay and neuter services. However, in order to keep our prices lower, we work differently than your typical veterinary clinic; our surgeries are done faster and slightly different. This means that not every animal is a candidate for surgery at our clinic. Please call to further discuss the procedures we use and to confirm your pet is a good candidate for surgery with us.
Schedule of Services and Fees
|First||Wed. – Sat.||7:30 – 6:00||2:00 – 5:00|
|Second||Mon. – Thurs.||7:30 – 6:00||2:00 – 5:00|
|Third||Mon. – Thurs.||7:30 – 6:00||2:00 – 5:00|
|Saturday||9:00 – 4:00|
|Fourth||Mon. – Thurs.||7:30 – 6:00||2:00 – 5:00|
* Week = week of each month
- You must have an appointment. Some exceptions are made for feral cats, but please call the clinic for more information.
- Pets may have limited water up until the time of surgery.
- All dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier, and all cats must be in a carrier to enter the clinic. This is for everyone’s safety and comfort. If you do not have a carrier for your cat, a cat box can be purchased at the Clinic for $5.
- Feral cats MUST be in a COVERED humane trap or COVERED carrier. This will greatly reduce their stress.
- Check-in for DOG OWNERS is at 7:30 a.m. Please leave your dog in the car until you have completed the check-in process. You will then be directed to bring your dog in. Arrival time for CAT OWNERS is 7:45 a.m.. You may bring your cat in with you during the check-in process. Please plan on 10 to 20 minutes to complete the paperwork and admission process. If you want to speed up the process, you may download the INTAKE FORMand print and complete it ahead of time. Payment is expected at the time of check-in.
- At check-in, you will have the opportunity to choose additional services you may want.
- Rabies vaccinations are required UNLESS you can provide proof of a current rabies. Proof must be in the form of a rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed veterinarian as per state code. Rabies tags are not an acceptable proof of vaccination.
- Any pet with evidence of active fleas will be given a Capstar at an additional charge of $5. There are no exceptions and this is done for the health of your pet and other pets in the waiting area and kennel areas. You may also purchase additional flea treatment (topical).
- After check-in, your pet will be given a pre-surgical examination.
- If there are any health issues preventing surgery, your pet will not be admitted for surgery. You will be provided an explanation and/or referred to a regular vet for follow up if needed.
- If your pet has an umbilical hernia, or undescended testicles (cryptorchid), there will be an additional charge for the extra procedure needed for your pet.
- Please plan to arrive on time to avoid a late fee. Animals arriving after scheduled check-in time may be refused surgery.
- Please plan to pick up your pet at the designated time unless otherwise directed. Pick up time for DOG: 4:30 p.m. Pick up time for CATS: 3:30 p.m.. Expect the check-out process to take around 15 minutes.
- Keep in mind, our veterinarian reserves the right to refuse service to any animal to whom surgery is deemed a health risk but our staff will be happy to explain to you the reasons for refusal.
Differences in Stray vs Feral Cats
A stray cat is one that has been previously domesticated to a household or human interaction but may now find themselves lost or abandoned and now living outside without an owner. A stray cat can transition back into a home life if given the opportunity.
A feral cat is a wild cat, often born outside, that is not tame and is not accustomed to human interaction or touch. It is almost impossible for a feral cat to be tamed into a pet or to live in close contact with humans as a house cat would.
While the clinic does its best to make exceptions for feral cats that arrive without an appointment, you may be turned away and asked to schedule an appointment if your “feral” is actually a “stray.”
NOTE: The nature and model of our clinic is high volume with focus on healthy, young breeding animals. Part of what allows us to run a high volume clinic is the speed of surgeries. Larger (over 70 lbs.) or overweight females pose a higher risk both pre- and post-operatively. For that reason we recommend you speak with your Veterinarian about the spay of a larger female dog or an older animal. If you are financially concerned, please contact our clinic so we may discuss possible options with you.