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Spay and neuter programs
Spay and neuter programs
Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family and your community, and it is critical in helping to make Utah a no-kill state. These routine medical procedures not only help prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing, they also help decrease the number of pets entering shelters and free up homes for other pets by preventing unwanted litters. By getting your pet spayed or neutered, you are doing your part to help Save Them All.
Spaying or neutering can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. Spaying females eliminates the risk of ovarian or uterine infections and cancer, and may reduce the incidence of mammary cancer. In males, neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.
Spaying or neutering also can have a positive effect on your pet’s behavior. Mounting, howling, spraying urine and the urge to roam are often reduced. In female pets, the inconvenient “heat” cycle, with its messy discharge, is eliminated. But, don’t worry. Your pet’s personality and playfulness will stay the same.
Best Friends Spay/Neuter Clinic
This facility’s experienced veterinarian and staff provide outstanding care and will treat your pet like their own. Making free and low-cost spay/neuter accessible to Utah residents is a key part of the clinic’s mission. Since 2010, the clinic has performed nearly 40,000 spay/neuter surgeries, with 9,000 of them performed in 2013.
Clinic address: 845 North 100 West, Suite 107, Orem, UT 84057
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7:00 am-4:00 pm. (Note: We are closed the first Saturday of every month.) Walk-in vaccinations, microchips, and heart worm tests are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Surgeries are by advance appointment only.
Make an appointment: Click here to book online or call 1-866-PETS-FIX (1-866-738-7349). NOTE: If you are booking the "family plan" spay/neuter for a cat and kittens, please CALL to make your appointment.
Note: For the safety of your pets and our staff, please keep all dogs on a secure leash and all cats and rabbits in a secure plastic pet carrier when you bring your pets in for services. Please do not use cardboard boxes, plastic bins or anything other than a secure plastic pet carrier.
Dogs: $60 (Cryptorchid $20 extra; over 100 lbs $20 extra)
Cat mother and kittens: $25 (please call 1-866- 738-7349 to schedule if you are booking this service)
Rabies (dog or cat): $12
Cat Leukemia: $12
Cat Distemper Combination (FVRCP): $12
Dog Distemper Combination (DHPP): $12
Dog Bordetella: $12
Note: Dog and cat distemper and cat leukemia vaccinations will require additional boosters.
Cat Dental Cleaning: $50 (Dental cleaning will only be performed on spayed/neutered cats and dogs.)
Dog Dental Cleaning: $75 (Dental cleaning will only be performed on spayed/neutered cats and dogs.)
AVID Microchip with National Registration: $20
Heartworm Test: $10
Heartworm Package (Test + Prevention): $10 plus $25/30/35 (6 months supply of prevention treatment, dependent on weight)
Office fee: $5 (Charged on vaccinations and walk-in services.)
Surgery prices include pain medications for all animals and e-collars for males. Dogs are sent home with pain medication and cats receive a long-lasting pain control injection before discharge.
We are unable to perform surgery on the following types of animals:
Animals showing signs of illness such as fever, nasal discharge, cough, etc.
Cats and dogs under 8 weeks of age.
Rabbits younger than 4 months. (We recommend spay/neuter at 6 months for rabbits.)
Animals under 2 lbs.
Pre-Surgery Feeding Instructions:
FOR DOGS AND CATS ONLY:
If your pet is older than 4 months, please do not feed him or her after 9 pm the night before you bring them to the clinic. Water is okay at all times.
If your pet is younger than 4 months, please feed him or her at 6 am the morning that you plan to bring them to the clinic. Water is okay at all times.
Rabbits need to have regular and constant access to food. PLEASE DO NOT FAST YOUR RABBIT before surgery.
Please bring food and water for your rabbit on the day of surgery.
Low-income assistance program
Best Friends–Utah’s low income assistance program provides spay/neuter for pets of Utah residents who are experiencing financial difficulty. Vouchers can be used at participating vet clinics throughout the state.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Spay/neuter vouchers will NOT be distributed in September 2015 due to some adjustments happening with the program. We will resume the program on October 1, 2015. If you need services during this time, please see our Best Friends Spay/Neuter Clinic in Orem for assistance. Get full details at the tab above, click here to book online or call 1-866-PETS-FIX (1-866-738-7349).
Community cat spay/neuter voucher program
Since community (feral or free-roaming) cats are happiest living outdoors and are at great risk of being killed if they enter shelters, our community cat spay/neuter voucher program was created to keep them out of shelters, while gradually reducing their numbers. Through this program, we offer free spay and neuter vouchers, redeemable at participating veterinarians, to qualifying Utah residents. Certain restrictions may apply.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Spay/neuter vouchers will NOT be distributed in September 2015 due to some adjustments happening with the program. We will resume the program on October 1, 2015. If you need services during this time, please visit our Spay/Neuter Clinic in Orem or one of our partners below. (Click the name to visit their site for more information)