North Road Veterinary Centre is fully equipped with a professional surgical suite and advanced monitoring equipment, to ensure your pet receives the highest standard of care whilst a surgical procedure is performed under general anaesthesia in our hospital.
Desexing is a surgical procedure requiring a general anaesthetic.
It is performed as a day procedure, Monday-Friday. Your pet will usually be admitted early in the morning and discharged in the evening.
Desexing is recommended for dogs, cats and rabbits to help prevent some serious medical diseases in later life and also to avoid potential behavioural problems.
We recommend cats to be desexed at 4-6 months of age.
The recommended age for desexing male and female dogs is continually debated, with age recommendations being modified and updated based on ongoing scientific studies. Current recommendations vary between breeds and breed sizes, our team will discuss with you the optimal age for desexing your pet.
We understand any surgical procedure can be an anxious and concerning time for you and your pet.
A health assessment is performed by the surgeon prior to surgery. Pre-anaesthetic blood tests and intravenous fluids are recommended during the procedure.
Advanced anaesthetic monitoring equipment is used, a dedicated anaesthetic nurse is assigned during and in recovery to ensure close monitoring of your pet.
Appropriate pain relief is administered and also dispensed after surgery.