Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Having your dog spayed or neutered is not only extremely important in controlling our pet population, but it also helps with preventing diseases in both male and female dogs. It allows your dog to live a longer, healthier life and may prevent behavioural issues associated with being intact.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?

Neutering is the term used for male dogs and includes the removal of both testicles. It helps to prevent both testicular and prostate cancer from occurring. Spaying is the term used for female dogs and involves an abdominal surgery in which their ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus are removed. It will prevent the dog from becoming pregnant while also preventing diseases such as mammary tumors and Pyometra (an infection in the uterus).

How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?

Please consult the Veterinarian regarding what is the best option for your dog. Most pets have this procedure done between 6 months and 1 year of age. Specific parameters, such as size and breed are taken into consideration.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?

Please call the clinic directly at 403-457-0911 and we put together a treatment plan that suites the needs of your pet.


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McKnight Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, McKnight Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.


If possible, please call us at 403.457.0911

to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital. When you arrive, please come up to the door with your pet. We will be out to help you as soon as possible.

Prescription and food will be available for pick-up between 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. This will allow our team to focus on emergencies overnight.

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Reminder: Wait times are very long so please be patient with us as we do our best to accommodate everyone. Polite and courteous treatment of staff is required. We are trying our best to provide care for your pets. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

- Your McKnight Veterinary Team