Spay/Neuter Information

The SPCA is proud to offer high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services to the community. We are only able to offer these services for dogs and cats at this time.

Spay/neuter appointments are available Monday-Friday.

Pets must be dropped off at the CASPCA between 8:15 and 9:00AM and picked up the same day between 5:00 and 6:00PM. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Carriers should be clearly marked with both owner and pet names. Please refer to the pre- and post-surgery instructions for more information on how to care for your pet before and after surgery. 

To schedule an appointment, complete the Spay/Neuter Application here or call the spay/neuter line at 434-973-5959 ext. 310. 

If completing an application online, a staff member will confirm your appointment. There is a $25 charge for no shows or for those that reschedule within 48 hours of their appointment.

Please read the Pre and Post surgery instructions prior to your appointment.

***Please note: Clinic prices are reviewed annually and are subject to change. If you are waitlisted, you will be charged the current pricing at the time of your appointment. **

Spay/Neuter Pricing:

Unless noted, spay/neuter does not include vaccinations. Rabies and distemper vaccinations can be added for an additional fee. 

• Cat neuter (male)– $135 – includes pre-anesthetic exam and pain medications.

• Cat spay (female) – $180 – includes pre-anesthetic exam and pain medications.

• Dog spay/neuter* – $275 – includes pre-anesthetic exam and pain medications.

Low-Income Spay/Neuter Pricing: (must show proof of public assistance at drop off) For a limited time, distemper vaccinations for dogs and cats are free with proof of public assistance.
• Cat – $65 – includes pre-anesthetic exam and pain medications.
• Dog* – $100 – includes pre-anesthetic exam and pain medications.

*For both full and low-income pricing add:
$20 for dogs 50-75lbs
$40 for dogs 75.1-90lbs
$60 for dogs >90lbs

If your pet is obese, in heat, pregnant or cryptorchid, additional fees may be incurred due to increased anesthetic time and supplies needed.

Community (feral) Cat Spay/Neuter:

Spay/Neuter surgery, rabies and distemper vaccinations and eartipping are FREE for Community feral cats from Charlottesville and Albemarle County! For Community (feral) cats living outside of Albemarle/Charlottesville, spay/neuter surgery is $65, rabies vaccinations is $5, eartipping is free, and for a limited time, distemper vaccinations are free.

Feral cats must be dropped off in a humane cat trap, (not a carrier) between 8:15 and 9:00AM and
picked up the same day between 5:00 and 6:00pm.

Additional services available at time of spay/neuter appointment including microchip implantation, flea and tick treatment, retrovirus testing, ear cleanings and nail trims. These services can be discussed with reception when setting the appointment or added at drop off on the day of surgery.

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