Spay/Neuter services are available for most dog breeds that are at least 3 lbs / 3 months. On the morning of your appointment, our doctors will approve or decline your dog during the pre-surgical exam. Please scroll down to view the examples of health concerns that might lead to your dog being declined.
Arriving late for discharge means missing discharge instructions. Please be on time.
Late arrivals (for admit) may be turned away. Please allow a MINIMUM of 60-90 minutes for the admission process. The clinic reserves the right to adjust these times due to volume, weather, etc.
State law requires that ALL companion animals be up to date on rabies vaccines. If your dog is up-to-date on the rabies vaccine, please bring their rabies certificate with you on the morning of surgery. If your dog is not up to date or you do not have proof of rabies, we will vaccinate them on the day of surgery.
*Applications are being accepted in August, 2020* CT residents may be eligible for a low-income voucher. Please call the state Dept. of Agriculture (860-713-2507) or visit their website to apply. Once a low-income voucher is obtained, the voucher acts as a discount off of the full price (see chart below). It is a discount of $100 for male dogs and/or $120 for female dogs. Additional fees may be charged if your dog is: overweight, in heat, older, or any health concern that may extend the length of surgery.
Animals adopted from municipal pounds or shelters are eligible to receive a Pound Voucher. These vouchers cover the entire cost of surgery, rabies, canine distemper/parvo, and a nail trim for dogs up to 75 lbs for a $50 fee (payable at the time the appointment is made). Dogs over 75 lbs and/or dogs with any complications that lead to an extended surgery are subject to additional charges. We encourage you to visit your local pound or shelter, there are many highly adoptable animals waiting for you!
Declines: Our Veterinarians reserve the right to decline any dog for surgery. Reasons including but not limited to: illness, injury, overweight, underweight, size, preexisting conditions, heat, skin issues, breathing difficulties (brachycephalic), heart murmurs, behavioral (aggression, fear, etc) etc.
Illness/Injury: If your pet is showing any signs of illness or injury, such as but not limited to: coughing, sneezing, runny eyes/nose, constipation/diarrhea, urinary issues, decreased appetite/energy, etc he or she will be declined for surgery. We cannot accommodate sick animals and a sick animal in the clinic puts ALL the other animals in DANGER. Do not bring a sick animal to the clinic, please reschedule.
Older, Overweight, Preexisting conditions: Any animal who requires extra time in surgery due to age, pre-existing surgical discoveries, weight or any complications during surgery will be charged accordingly.
In Heat, Pregnant Dogs, Dogs that have been bred:There is a higher risk if your dog is in heat, pregnant, or has had a litter(s). It is best to wait until your dog is no longer in heat, a minimum of 30 days past the end of visible heat is recommended. A female dog’s internal organs may continue to be swollen and may cause extended surgical length even if there no external signs of heat. Dogs in heat are at greater risk of having bleeding problems. Pregnant dogs, overweight dogs, as well as dogs that have had a litter(s) in the past, can also increase the length of surgery. Owners will be charged accordingly.
Puppies: For the health and safety of your dog/puppy New HOPE Clinic strongly recommends (but does not require) that your pet be inoculated for all infectious canine diseases a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to your appointment at New HOPE. We can provide your pet with boosters and / or rabies vaccines upon request. All puppies must be at least 3 pounds / 3 months.