Spay/Neuter Information

The SPCA is proud to offer high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services to the community. At this time, we are able to offer these services for cats of all genders and male dogs.

Please note: we are only able to accept applications from pet owners who receive or qualify for public assistance at this time. We are unable to accept applications for female dogs and brachycephalic cat and dog breeds. All new accepted applications will be added to current wait lists. If you or your pet do not qualify and you are interested in a list of other low cost spay-neuter clinics, please email us at: [email protected] .

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

Spay/neuter appointments are available Monday-Friday.

Pets must be dropped off at the CASPCA between 8:15-9 a.m. and picked up the same day between 5-6 p.m.
Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.
Carriers should be clearly marked with both owner and pet names.

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-operation instructions prior to your appointment.

Spay/neuter does not include vaccinations. Rabies and distemper vaccinations can be added for an additional fee.

Spay/Neuter Pricing for Public Assistance Clients:

  • Cat – $65 – Includes pre-anesthetic exam and pain medications.
  • Dog neuter* – $120 – Includes pre-anesthetic exam and pain medications.

*For dogs add:

  • $20 for dogs 50-75 lbs.
  • $40 for dogs 75.1-90 lbs.
  • Please note, we are not able to schedule dogs weighing over 90 lbs. at this time.

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 ear tipping are FREE for Community feral cats from Charlottesville and Albemarle County! Please see our Community Cats webpage for more information about Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) appointments. Please note: We are not currently offering TNR services for community cats located outside of our jurisdiction.

Feral cats must be dropped off in a humane cat trap, (not a carrier) between 8:15-9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday and picked up the same day between 5-6 p.m.

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.