Dog Spay

We recommend that all female dogs are spayed (neutered) unless you wish to breed from them.

We offer both traditional and keyhole spays. Please ask for further details.



Why Spay?


  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies - a litter of puppies will take up time and money

  • A female dog of any age is at risk of a serious infection of the womb (pyometra) - this risk is eliminated by spaying

  • The womb can also become cancerous later in life

  • Research shows that spaying before the first season can reduce the chance of mammary tumours (breast cancer) 

Please talk to us about the best time to spay your dog, this can be done from five months old.

What Happens in a Spay?

  • A spay procedure removes both ovaries and the womb (uterus), so that there is no possibility of pregnancy 

  • Your dog will have a pre-op assessment by one of our vets, and you will be given instructions for the day of the procedure

  • The procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic

  • Your dog will normally go home the same day

Why a Keyhole Spay?

Just as in human surgery, we prefer a minimally invasive approach too.

Keyhole spay compared to traditional spay:

  1. Reduces post-operative pain 

  2. Reduces infection risk

  3. Reduces inflammation in the abdomen, because no hands enter to handle the tissues

  4. Quicker healing time as the incisions are so tiny

  5. Recovery within 2-3 days rather than 10-14 days

  6. We can also look around the whole abdomen during the spay, to check that everything looks ok

We are currently offering a Keyhole spay for only £350, call us, or click here, to book a pre-spay consult

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