Spay-Neuter Services

Lower cost dog and cat spay/neuter services are available through Valley Humane Society’s Phil Scholz Veterinary Surgery Center, located at 120 Spring Street in Pleasanton. Spaying and neutering your pets is beneficial to their health and helps reduce the number of unwanted animals populating our local shelters. A limited number of Community Cat Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR) appointments are also available. For requirements, fees, and appointment booking, see below.

Appointments

Please ensure you qualify for this service before scheduling an appointment (see requirements, below). Surgery appointments are released one month at a time. If no appointments are available, please check back the first business day of the following month.

Surgery check in times are as follows. Please allow up to 45 minutes to check in:
Cats: 7:30-7:45 am
Dogs: 7:45-8:15 am

Pick up times on the day of surgery are as follows. You must meet with our veterinarian before you leave:
Dogs: 3-4 pm
Cats: 3:30-4:30 pm

Please note, our office closes at 5 pm.

Book online now or make an appointment by emailing clinic@valleyhumane.org. The surgery center is open Tuesday-Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm; individuals needing assistance scheduling an appointment may walk in during those hours.

Book an Appointment

Requirements

Please be aware that there is typically a 6 to 8-week wait for available appointments. If your pet does not meet our Surgery Center requirements, we recommend using your regular veterinary clinic.

AGE: 6 months to 5 years old for Dogs; 4 months to 6 years old for Cats
WEIGHT: 4 to 75 lbs
DEPOSIT: $125 at time of scheduling

BREED: We are unable to accommodate brachycephalic or “flat-face” breeds, including (for dogs) French and English Bulldogs, Boxer dogs, Boston terriers, Pekingese, Chinese Shar-Pei, Pugs, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzu, or Bull Mastiff and (for cats) Persian, Himalayan, Burmese, or British Shorthair. In addition, if your pet has a combination of an elongated soft palate, narrow nostrils (aka “stenotic nares”), and/or a shortened muzzle or flattened face, services will be performed at our veterinarian’s discretion. We recommend these breeds are spayed or neutered with your primary veterinarian, as they need extra monitoring before, during, and after surgery due to their restricted airway.

MEDICAL HISTORY: Animal must be healthy with no underlying medical conditions. Examples include:

  • Heart murmur
  • History of seizures
  • Medication allergies
  • Previous abdominal surgery

For any medical condition not listed above, please email us before scheduling to determine whether your pet qualifies for spay/neuter at our Surgery Center.

Vaccination Recommendations: We strongly recommend that your pet be up-to-date on vaccinations prior to their surgery appointment. This is for their protection as well as the protection of other animals coming into the facility.

Please discuss appropriate vaccinations with your regular veterinarian ahead of time. If you are unable to vaccinate your pet before surgery, please let us know at check-in, and we can provide vaccines at an additional cost on the day of surgery.

Fees

Prices include nail trimming, plastic cone collar (to prevent licking incision), and post-operative pain medication. (Dogs receive take-home medication; cats receive an injection which relieves pain for 3 days.) Payment plan options are available. Please email clinic@valleyhumane.org for more information.

Additional fees apply for animals that are in heat, pregnant, overweight, or weigh more than 65 lbs. For dogs, additional sedatives to take home are priced based on the weight of your pet. Please inquire the day of surgery.

Please note: As part of this service, all animals will receive a tattoo to indicate they have been altered (a small green line near the incision). If you do not want your animal tattooed, please seek spay/neuter services at your regular veterinary clinic.

Dogs (by weight)

Female/spay: $350
4 to 30.9 lbs
$400
31 to 50 lbs
$450
50.1 to 65 lbs
$575
65.1 to 75 lbs.
Male/neuter: $325
4 to 30.9 lbs
$350
31 to 50 lbs
$400
50.1 to 65 lbs
$475
65.1 to 75 lbs.

Cats

Female/spay: $250
Male/neuter: $190

Additional Services

The following services are available only at the time of surgery for an additional fee. Add additional services after scheduling your appointment, by clicking the top icons on the consent forms.

  • Vaccinations $25 (each)
    • Dogs: Da2pp, bordatella, and/or rabies
    • Cats: FVRCP and/or rabies
  • Microchip $25

Book an Appointment

Please ensure you qualify for this service before scheduling an appointment (see requirements, above). Surgery appointments are released one month at a time. If no appointments are available, please check back the first business day of the following month.

Surgery check in times are as follows. Please allow up to 45 minutes to check in:
Cats: 7:30-7:45 am
Dogs: 7:45-8:15 am

Pick up times on the day of surgery are as follows. You must meet with our veterinarian before you leave:
Dogs: 3-4 pm
Cats: 3:30-4:30 pm

Please note, our office closes at 5 pm.

Book online now or make an appointment by emailing clinic@valleyhumane.org. The surgery center is open Tuesday-Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm; individuals needing assistance scheduling an appointment may walk in during those hours. The surgery center is located at 120 Spring Street in Pleasanton.

Book an Appointment

Post-Surgery Recovery Care

Recovering after spay/neuter surgery requires special care and attention. Read Valley Humane Society’s post-surgery recovery care for dogs and cats so you are prepared to help your animal recover as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Records Request

Please use the button below to request records of your animal’s care from the Phil Scholz Veterinary Center.

Request Medical Records 

Community Cat Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR)

TNR is a humane and effective method for managing feral or community cat populations. Once trapped, cats are fixed and returned to their original territory. Cats’ ears are tipped while under anesthesia to easily identify them as being spayed/neutered. Vaccines are available at an additional cost. Male or female cats are $100 each. Surgeries are by appointment only. Please email clinic@valleyhumane.org or call (925) 400-9820 (dial ext. 201 to reach reception) to schedule; business hours are Tuesday – Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.