IMPORTANT CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENT:
Beginning Friday, August 6th, the Spay/Neuter Clinic will be closed on Fridays for the foreseeable future.
Our number one priority is to provide the necessary spay/neuter services to those who need them in our community. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to navigate the multitude of changes that we have all faced, as well as specific challenges within the veterinary field. The veterinary industry, like many others, is facing a critical labor shortage. Our clinic staff have been bearing the weight of being understaffed since early 2020. Recently, our staffing level has hit a critical low, meaning we must make some changes for the wellbeing of our valuable veterinary technicians.
For a temporary time, the Spay/Neuter Clinic will be closed on Fridays. TNR walk-ins will be accepted Monday - Wednesday.
The York County SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic is located at the Brougher Companion Animal Shelter in York, PA. The Spay/Neuter clinic offers low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for dogs and cats in our community. The Spay/Neuter Clinic is a mission driven program, and has four overarching goals:
1. Provide spay/neuter services to as many animals in York County as possible.
Spay/neuter services not only prevent unwanted litters, but also provide numerous health benefits to our patients, including decreasing the risks of mammary cancer; eliminating chances of ovarian, uterine, and testicular cancer; and preventing life threatening conditions such as pyometra and testicular torsion. By preventing unwanted litters, we are decreasing the overall number of animals in our community who need homes.
2. Reach the under served population of animals and pet owners.
There are many options for York County residents looking to have their pet spayed or neutered. While we accept all clients and their pets through the spay/neuter clinic, regardless of means or county residency, we are especially dedicated to providing care to those animals in York County who might otherwise not see a veterinarian.
3. Educate pet owners about common diseases and ailments.
While we do not function as a primary care veterinary office, additional medical services such as vaccines, preoperative bloodwork, and parasite control are available at the time of spay/neuter. Education regarding common diseases and ailments can be provided by trained veterinary technicians. Pet owners are asked to follow up with their primary care veterinarian to ensure their pet receives any additional veterinary care he or she needs.
4. Provide excellent medical care at an affordable cost.
While our primary goal as a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinic is to spay and neuter as many animals as possible in a safe and efficient manner, we also place great value on the individual medical care of each patient. Our clinic meets the AAHA standards of care, utilizes advanced anesthetic monitoring equipment, and employs staff with years of experience in high-volume surgery and veterinary medicine.