Prior to arriving to a location, the staff at the Spay Neuter Express make an early start to prepare the mobile clinic with a the necessary medical and surgical supplies. They then make sure all the water and fuel levels are full, and that everything is in proper working order.
After loading up, the staff then drive the mobile clinic to the location for that day, start up the generator, unpack the supplies are then ready to start with the patients.
Registration is done as efficiently and quickly as possible, but we have 30-40 or more to get checked in and started in the system. Please be patient as we want to be sure we take the neccessary time with each client to be sure that every patient gets the specialized care it deserves. After we finish with the registration process, we go to work providing surgery and other services to the pets in our care for the day. When we are finished, and all the pets are ready of discharge, we get all the paperwork together, and send your pets home for their recovery. Discharge will depend on the workload for the day, and you will be given an approximate discharge time when you register.
When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Spay Neuter Express in Lowell MI have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state of the art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Call (616) 897-8865 or click here to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.
Through spaying and neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, longer life. Spaying eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing of a female cat in heat. Spaying a female dog also eliminates the messiness associated with the heat cycle.
Neutering of male dogs and cats can prevent certain undesirable sexual behaviors, such as urine marking, humping, male aggression and the urge to roam. If you have more than one pet in your household, all the pets will generally get along better if they are neutered.
A long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health for both cats and dogs. Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors.
All healthy dogs and cats over the age of 8 weeks and weighing at least 2 pounds are eligible for surgery.
There is an additional charge of $25 for dogs that are over 65 lbs.
To protect your pet from contagious diseases, keep his essential vaccinations up-to-date. This is important even if your pet is kept mostly indoors. Many contagious diseases are airborne and your pet could easily be exposed through an open window. There is also always a risk that your pet could accidentally slip out the door. Boarding kennels, dog parks and grooming salons are all areas where your pet is likely to be exposed to contagious diseases so be sure to consult with your veterinarian before taking your pet to any of these places
It is also important to keep in mind that vaccinations take a few days to a few weeks to become effective.
Essential Vaccinations for Your Dog
- Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (DHLPP). Commonly called the "distemper shot," this combination vaccine actually protects against the five diseases, including four strains of Leptospirosis in its full name.
- Rabies. Rabies virus is fatal and all mammals, including humans, are susceptible to infection. Rabies vaccinations for dogs are required by law in most states.
Other Vaccines for Dogs
We may may also recommend other vaccines for your dog depending on where you live and your dog's lifestyle:
- Bordetella (commonly called "kennel cough"). The bordetella virus causes an extremely contagious upper respiratory infection. Your veterinarian may recommend this vaccine before your dog goes to a dog park, groomer, boarding kennel, doggie daycare or dog show.
- Lyme Disease. A bacterial infection carried by ticks, this disease is extremely prevalent in certain parts of the country -- in particular, the east and west coasts and the areas around the Great Lakes.
Essential Vaccines for Your Cat
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP). Commonly called the "distemper" shot , this combination vaccine protects against three diseases: feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (sometimes called "feline distemper").
- Feline Leukemia (Felv). Felv is a viral infection that is only transmitted through close contact, and this vaccine is generally only recommended for cats that go outdoors.
- Rabies. Rabies virus is fatal and all mammals, including humans, are susceptible to infection. Rabies vaccinations for cats are required by law in most states.