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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.

Click here to learn more about spay/neuter at fixatfour.com.

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Thanks to our generous donors and support from Petsmart Charities, who make our clinics possible!

Best Friends Orem Spay and Neuter Clinic

Our 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 Orem clinic has performed more than 80,000 spay/neuter surgeries.

Clinic closures: The clinic will be closed October 12-14 and October 20. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Orem Clinic address: 845 North 100 West, Suite 107, Orem, UT 84057
General Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7am to 4pm. Surgeries are by advance appointment only.
Walk-in vaccinations, microchips, and heart worm test hours:  Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 1pm. 

Make an appointment: Click here to book online or call 1-866-PETS-FIX (1-866-738-7349). 

Services and Pricing

Spay/Neuter Surgery*
Dogs: $75 if 100 lbs or less; $100 if over 100 lbs
Cats: $25
Cat mother and kittens (younger than 4 months): $40

Vaccinations
Rabies (dog or cat): $15
Cat Leukemia: $15
Cat Distemper Combination (FVRCP): $15
Dog Distemper Combination (DHPP): $15
Dog Bordetella: $15
Note: Dog and cat distemper and cat leukemia vaccinations will require additional boosters.

Other Services
Microchip with National Registration: $10; FREE for spayed/neutered cats
Deworming: $10
Heartworm Test: $20
Heartworm Prevention: $30/35/40 (6 months supply of prevention treatment, dependent on weight)
Full Blood Panel (same-day surgery patients only): $65     

Nail trim: $10 
Office fee: FREE

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.

*Prior blood work is required for spay/neuter procedures on all animals 7 years and older to protect your pet from potential side effects from anesthesia. Blood work may be performed within 7 days of surgery by a veterinarian or clinic of your choice, or day-of at our clinic.

Community Cat Instructions

Community cats who are coming to be spayed or neutered at the clinic will need to be in a humane cat trap, no pet carriers or wire dog crates will be permitted. Traps should be lined with newspaper and fully covered with a sheet. For trapping instructions, view this informative video: https://www.alleycat.org/resources/step-by-step-guide-trap-neuter-return/. For the safety of the animal and staff, only one cat will be admitted per trap. Multiple cats in a humane trap will not be permitted as is it not safe for the animal when recovering from surgery.  If you need resources to rent or obtain more humane cat traps, please email utahtnr@bestfriends.org

Community cats are accepted for surgery on a walk-in basis each day that we are open from 7AM-10AM. We admit up to ten community cats each day at our Orem clinic on a first-come first-served basis.  If our clinic is at capacity for community cat appointments for the day, we can issue a voucher to allow you to take the cat to another participating veterinary clinic. 

For any additional information or clarification, please call 801-574-2454.

 


 

Best Friends South Ogden Spay and Neuter Clinic

Important note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the South Ogden Clinic will be closed temporarily starting Wednesday, September 26. We apologize for any inconvenience and will re-open as soon as possible. All services are still available at our Orem location. 

Our 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 Orem clinic has performed more than 80,000 spay/neuter surgeries. Our South Ogden location will expand services for residents in the northern part of the state.

South Ogden clinic address: 5640 South Wasatch Drive, Suite B, South Ogden, Utah 84403

General Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7am to 4pm. Surgeries are by advance appointment only.
Walk-in vaccinations, microchips, and heartworm test hours:  Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 1pm. 

Make an appointment:  Click here to book online or call 1-866-PETS-FIX (1-866-738-7349). 

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Services and Pricing

Spay/Neuter Surgery*
Dogs: $75 if 100 lbs or less; $100 if over 100 lbs
Cats: $25
Cat mother and kittens (younger than 4 months): $40

Vaccinations
Rabies (dog or cat): $15
Cat Leukemia: $15
Cat Distemper Combination (FVRCP): $15
Dog Distemper Combination (DHPP): $15
Dog Bordetella: $15
Note: Dog and cat distemper and cat leukemia vaccinations will require additional boosters.

Other Services
Microchip with National Registration: $10; FREE for spayed/neutered cats
Deworming: $10
Heartworm Test: $20
Heartworm Prevention: $30/35/40 (6 months supply of prevention treatment, dependent on weight)
Full Blood Panel (same-day surgery patients only): $65
Office fee: FREE 

Nail trim: $10 

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.

*Prior blood work is required for spay/neuter procedures on all animals 7 years and older to protect your pet from potential side effects from anesthesia. Blood work may be performed within 7 days of surgery by a veterinarian or clinic of your choice, or day-of at our clinic.

 

Community Cat Instructions

Community cats who are coming to be spayed or neutered at the clinic will need to be in a humane cat trap, no pet carriers or wire dog crates will be permitted. Traps should be lined with newspaper and fully covered with a sheet. For trapping instructions, view this informative video: https://www.alleycat.org/resources/step-by-step-guide-trap-neuter-return/For the safety of the animal and staff, only one cat will be admitted per trap. Multiple cats in a humane trap will not be permitted as is it not safe for the animal when recovering from surgery. If you need resources to rent or obtain more humane cat traps, please email utahtnr@bestfriends.org

Community cats are accepted for surgery on a walk-in basis each day that we are open from 7AM-10AM. We admit up to five community cats each day at our Ogden clinic on a first-come first-served basis.  If our clinic is at capacity for community cat appointments for the day, we can issue a voucher to allow you to take the cat to another participating veterinary clinic. 

For any additional information or clarification, please call 801-574-2454.

Thanks to our generous donors and support from Petsmart Charities, who make our clinics possible!

Low-income assistance program

Best Friends in Utah’s low income assistance program provides free spay/neuter surgeries for pets of Utah residents who are experiencing financial difficulty. Vouchers are available for pet cats and can be used at participating vet clinics throughout the state. Note that in order to use the cat voucher program, we do require that every cat or kitten in the household be spayed and neutered. Low-income dog spay and neuter surgeries are available at our Orem clinic only (no outside clinics). To schedule or for questions, call 866-PETS-FIX or email fixutah@bestfriends.org. 

How does it work? All you have to do is fill out an application. To qualify for the program you must provide proof that you fall within the poverty guidelines or participate in a government assistance program listed below. 

Persons in family or household Qualifying Income
1 $24,280
2 $32,920
3 $41,560
4 $50,200
5 $58,840
6 $67,480
7 $76,120
8 $84,760
For each additional person, add: $8,640

Government Assistance Programs we accept (must provide proof): Medicaid, CHIP, food stamps, WIC, Social Security Disability (SSD), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8 Housing, Free School Lunch, Head Start, HEAT, Weatherization Assistance Program, Unemployement Insurance, Veteran’s Benefits. If you are receiving services from The Road Home, Cross Roads Urban Center or another social service organization, we can also speak to your caseworker as proof of assistance. They can email or call us to confirm.

Click here to fill out the low-income assistance application. You must provide proof of income or participation in a government program with your application. You can send your application and proof via email, fax or in person at our offices:
Address: 2005 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City
Email: fixutah@bestfriends.org
Call 866-PETS-FIX (866-738-7349). Please note that our phone operator will be unavailable Saturday, July 21. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
FAX: 801-352-0380

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 only.

Click here to fill out our outdoor community cat spay/neuter voucher request. You may also contact us for an application at fixutah@bestfriends.org.

IMPORTANT: Our outdoor community cat spay/neuter voucher program is designed for community (feral and free-roaming) cats only and is not intended for pet cats or cats who will be placed into homes as pets. See the low-income assistance program section above for help getting your pet cat spayed or neutered.

All cats fixed with our community cat voucher must be in a humane trap and will be ear-tipped. To learn more about TNR please visit our Community Cat information page.

General Instructions

For the safety of your pets and our staff, please keep all dogs on a secure leash and all cats in a secure plastic pet carrier when you bring your pets in for services. 

For any surgery patients, cardboard boxes, wire dog crates, soft travel pet carriers or plastic bins will not be accepted. Secure hard plastic carriers are required for cats coming to either clinic location for surgery. If you do not have a secure plastic carrier, you may purchase one from the clinic but it will be required for services. (Please note: broken carriers that are not safe or secure will not be permitted for surgery patients)

For the safety of the animal during the surgical procedure there may only be one adult cat per carrier (4 months and older), kittens who are younger than 4 months of age may share a secure hard plastic carrier but there may not be more than two cats in each carrier. 

For any additional information or clarification, please call 801-574-2454.

Pre-Surgery Feeding Instructions

  • 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.

Forms

Save time by printing the proper form at home! Fill it out and bring it in with you, and you may proceed directly to the check-in area. 

Post-surgery instructions

Please watch the video below for instructions on how to care for your animal in the days following their surgical procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, call the number listed in the video for assistance.