Spay & Neuter

Speaking from a veterinarian’s perspective, spaying and neutering procedures have several benefits for pets and pet owners. At Sunset Lakes Animal Clinic, serving Miramar and the nearby region, our veterinarian Dr. Schooley offers these services and will answer any questions you may have to ensure you're comfortable with the procedure.

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Spay & Neuter Procedures

Spaying is a procedure that our vet performs on female pets. The procedure consists of our veterinarian removing either the ovaries alone or the ovaries and the uterus of your female pet. During a neuter operation, Dr. Schooley removes the contents of your male pet's testicles.

The Benefits

Both procedures eliminate the possibility of your pet producing an unwanted litter that you'll need to care for or find homes for when they are born. This also helps animal shelters because they won't have to run at full capacity when there aren't as many unwanted pets. Spaying and neutering can also help reduce the number of homeless pets.

Spaying and neutering can also benefit your pet. After the procedure, a pet tends to be calmer, less anxious and is less likely to wander away from home. Your pet won't develop certain types of cancer if he or she undergoes a spay or neuter procedure. For instance, your cat or dog won't be able to contract a reproductive cancer like uterine or testicular cancer.

A spay or neuter procedure for your pet can also benefit you. Your pet will be less likely to partake in unwanted behaviors, such as spraying. Your pet may not be as aggressive.


For the most part, a spay or neuter procedure is very safe and poses little to no risk to your pet. He or she receives an anesthetic before the procedure, so he or she isn't awake and doesn't feel any pain. In some cases, your pet may receive a sedative instead of a general anesthetic.

The procedures have the same potential risks that other surgical procedures carry. For instance, your pet could develop an infection at that surgical site. Your pet could have a negative reaction to the anesthetic. Our veterinarian takes all of the necessary steps to reduce your pet's chance for complications after surgery.

Spaying & Neutering in Miramar, FL

At Sunset Lakes Animal Clinic, our veterinarian Dr. Schooley and the rest of our team genuinely have a love for working with animals. In most cases, unless there's a health concern with your pet undergoing a spay or neuter, we recommend the procedure to keep your pet healthy and happy and to prevent unwanted litters. Call Sunset Lakes Animal Clinic today at (954) 538-9938 to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.