We are happy to provide spay and neuter procedures at Fairview Heights Animal Clinic. By performing these operations, we can limit the number of stray animals in our city and ensure the best quality of life for all animals.
Spaying is the removal of reproductive organs from a female pet, while neutering is removing them from a male pet. In general, it is best to perform the procedure before the animal has reached sexual maturity, or around five to 12 months of age. We recommend spay and neuters for all animals that will not be responsibly bred.
Prior to surgery, we will perform an exam and bloodwork to make sure that your pet is healthy enough for both anesthesia and the procedure. Recovery is quick and the procedure is simple. Our highly trained veterinarians can perform safe and effective surgeries.
Although the main benefit is preventing stray animals, spay and neuters can increase life expectancy, prevent testicular cancer in males and heat in females, and can save money in the long term. Recovery time is quick, and males typically return home the same day while females are monitored overnight.
Our team at Fairview Heights Animal Clinic is happy to answer any questions that you may have about the procedure.
Soft tissue surgery is a blanket term for any surgical procedure that does not include the bones, joints, or cartilage. Spay and neuter procedures would fall into the category, as well as mass removal, a trauma repair, removal of bladder stones, and hernia repairs.
Our team is highly trained to perform all kinds of soft tissue surgery, whether planned or as the result of an accident.
Our team is experienced in common orthopedic procedures such as patellar luxation and fracture repairs. Our veterinarians personally discharge each patient, and include written instructions for owners to refer to at home. Activity restrictions can play an important role in recovery for orthopedic patients, and we encourage our patients’ owners to call with any questions while their pet is recovering at home.
A c-section (caesarean section) is major surgery during which puppies or kittens are removed from the uterus of a dog or cat. Most animals recover quickly and without complication from this procedure.
We often perform c-sections in emergency cases where the animal has difficulty giving birth naturally. A c-section may also be prescribed by your vet preventively in specific dog breeds, or in common complicated birth scenarios.
10208 Lincoln Trail
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
306 E. Highway 50
O'Fallon, IL 62269