Our Locations

Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160

Spay & Neuter

Many people never seek out a veterinarian until they are looking for an emergency vet. This is the worst time to have to look. Here at Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital in Mission, B.C., we want your pet to know who we are. This will help ease fears should an emergency vet be needed. One of the best ways to make this happen is to set up regular wellness checks for your pet. Seeing us at calm times will help ease the pain and confusion during times when your pet is ill. 


The Importance of Spay and Neuter

You may not want to have your pet undergo surgery. However, for many cats and dogs, spay and neuter surgery provides many benefits. Female dogs and cats, for example, will enjoy longer lifespans and won’t have to deal with pregnancy complications. Male animals, on the other hand, won’t have to worry about testicular cancer. Spaying and neutering are essential for preventing unwanted litters, which can be a serious issue if you are not prepared to provide a home for these newborn pets.

Spaying and neutering also keep your pet more emotionally stable. When animals are looking to breed, they may become aggressive and irritable, biting and scratching family members or other pets. Male dogs who are not neutered are also more likely to get into fights with other animals, which could result in serious injuries or even death. 

Pets that haven’t undergone spay and neuter treatment are also more likely to mark territory, which can damage your home. Some animals that are looking to breed will also urinate around the house, no matter how many times you take the animal out or change the litter box.

Spayed or neutered animals typically have a better, more family-oriented disposition following the procedure. This is especially true for male pets. Fixed male and female pets are also less likely to run away from home. If your animal is looking for a partner, they might leave your home to find one.

Emergency Vet in Mission, B.C.

If you are looking for a reliable veterinarian in Mission, B.C., contact Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital today. Come in for an initial wellness check for your pet and get to know our staff. Spay or neuter is an essential animal service, and we will guide you through the process. For more information about spay and neuter or to schedule an appointment, call us at (604) 286-0160.