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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Neutering or spaying your pet is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. By neutering your boy, you are reducing his interest in escaping out of the house, spraying, smelly urine and testicular cancer. Spaying your cat will prevent her from repeated heat cycles, pyometra (infection of the uterus) and reduce the chance of mammary tumors. These procedures are performed routinely and help to control to cat population.

What is spaying or neutering?


Spaying is the procedure where the doctor removes the female reproductive organs. Neutering is the procedure where the doctor removes the male cats’ testicles.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


We recommend to spay or neuter around 6 months of age.

Last updated: October 5, 2021

NOTICE: OUR HOURS OF OPERATION HAVE TEMPORARILY CHANGED. We are working hard to serve you better and improve our practice. We sincerely appreciate your patience, kindness, and understanding during this time while we battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, in addition to our hospital renovations, and staff shortages.

SUNDAY to WEDNESDAY: 24- HOUR URGENT CARE SERVICES AVAILABLE
----- NO 24- HOUR URGENT CARE SERVICES THURSDAY to SATURDAY -----

WALK-IN ONLY SERVICES FOR ALL OTHER NON-URGENT MEDICAL NEEDS.
PLEASE NOTE: APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS WILL RECOMMENCE NOV 1, 2021.
Walk-in clinic hours:  MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (RETAIL & PHARMACY ONLY)
-- No Veterinarians available on Saturdays --

Our #1 concern is keeping both you and your pets safe.  We have implemented the Alberta Health Services Guidelines at the McKnight 24-Hour Veterinary Hospital in an effort to keep you safe. At this time, clients are required to wait outside by the hospital entrance, where a Client Care Representative will be greeting you and collecting vital information about your pet to be admitted to triage. CLIENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

For urgent medical help outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Fish Creek Hospital - (403) 873-1700
2. Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre - (403) 770 -1340
3. VCA Canada CARE Centre - (403) 520-8387
4. Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency - (403) 995-3270

For non- urgent care outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Edgemont Veterinary Clinic - (403) 239-4657
2. Airdrie Animal Clinic - (403) 948-3619