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Purrfect Fix Program Application

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a spay and neuter clinic?

On Tuesdays, Orchard Vet Care operates as a low cost, high volume, high quality spay and neuter clinic. We have identified a need within Saskatoon and surrounding communities for more affordable sterilization surgeries to help control the pet overpopulation problem.

How are you able to provide these services at lower prices?

Due to having pre-selected non-complicated healthy animals we can have a day for only these animals. With that we can have a decreased anesthetic time and reduced costs to assist with cat populations.

We do not reduce the quality of care we provide to our patients, each patient receives a complete pre-anesthetic exam, premedication/ sedation, fluids, gas anesthetic with monitoring, and post-operative pain control regimen. To increase efficiency, we must limit our procedures to young patients with no existing health concerns.

We must also limit the services provided at these clinics to spay/neuters, core vaccinations, bloodwork, and microchipping. Additional procedures are not offered.

What procedures will be performed?

Females will be spayed (medically termed ovariohysterectomy or ovariectomy) which means her ovaries (and optionally the uterus) will be surgically removed. Spayed females will not be able to breed (have kittens) and have a reduced risk for hormone related diseases. The type of spay performed will be up to the surgeon’s discretion.

Males will be neutered (medically termed orchiectomy) which means that his testicles will be surgically removed. Neutered males will not be able to breed and have a reduced risk for hormone related diseases.

What are the risks of surgery?

In general, complications are rare during a spay or neuter for a healthy patient. However, as with any anesthetic or surgical procedure, there is always a small risk. Potential complications include anesthetic reaction, aspiration/pneumonia, bleeding, post operative infection and suture reaction.

Patients with signs of illness or previous medical conditions are not suited for a low cost spay and neuter program. To minimize the risks, it is important that all pre- and post-operative instructions are strictly followed.

How do I apply?

Your cat must comply with the following requirements on the application form. To apply, please fill out the application on our website, or submit it to After receiving the application, it will be reviewed and once approved, you will be contacted with a date and drop off time. If you no show on the surgery date without notifying us at least 48 hours in advance, you will not be eligible for any further spay/neuter clinic.

To Qualify for Program

  1. Sex:
    • For Males: has TWO testicles in the scrotum.
    • For Females: not pregnant, in heat or recently had a litter.
  2. Weight:
    • Over 1 kg.
    • Not clinically obese.
  3. Age:
    • Older than 2 months and younger than 3 years.
  4. Health Status:
    • No underlying medical conditions and is otherwise healthy.

Owner Information

Owner Name(Required)

Patient Information

Patient Name(Required)

Optional Add Ons (Please Check Y or N)

Vaccines (check the option)

I would like to vaccinate my pet with core vaccinations.
Felv/FIV Snap Test
This checks for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus. Both viruses can spread very easily and be life-threatening.
This is a registered chip that, when scanned, will direct you to a website that shows the owner information (such as phone number and owner name).

By signing this intake form, I hereby authorize Orchard Veterinary Care to perform the above listed procedures on my pet. The nature and risks of such services have been described to me to my satisfaction and I realize that no guarantee or warranty can ethically or professionally be made regarding the results. I understand that I assume financial responsibility for all services rendered and that payment is due on the date services are rendered.

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