Compassionate and skilled veterinarians and technicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment to safely surgically sterilize thousands of dogs and cats each year using the highest standards of care. 

Discounted services are available by appointment only to qualifying, low-income pet guardians. Apply to qualify here.

Our Lynn & Dolores McCoskey Spay and Neuter Clinic is located at our Walnut Creek headquarters and is open to the public by appointment. We also offer affordable spay/neuter surgeries on-board the 33′ long Stephen Ball Mobile Clinic at scheduled events. 

We offer special services to Veterans: please check out our Veteran veterinary wellness clinics. For inquiries looking for additional assistance please refer to our veterinary assistance programs.

Pricing

Credit or debit cards and cash are accepted. Payment is due at the time of services. No checks, please. 

Spay (Female)Neuter (Male)
Cats$80$70
Dogs*$350$250
Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes$90$80
Pit bull terriers and pit bull mixes$60$60

*English bulldogs, French bulldogs, and dogs heavier than 100 pounds are not eligible for our spay and neuter services, as these dogs have a significantly higher risk when undergoing anesthetic procedures. Please see a full-service veterinary hospital to pursue specialized anesthesia.

Additional Charges for Non-standard Surgeries

Additional charges apply to non-standard surgeries or additional services, including: 

Cryptorchid males (testicles not down): $100 (dogs) $40 (cats)

Brachycephalic dog/cat breeds: $150

Umbilical hernia repair: $100

Included Services

  • Microchipping (email address required to register)
  • Elizabethan collars for dogs (as necessary for cats)*
  • Nail trimming
  • Ear canal check
  • Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) medication for dogs

*Unfortunately, the mobile clinic vehicle’s limited space prevents us from providing e-collars, but clinics are normally parked outside of Pet Food Express, which has e-collars for sale if needed.

Surgery Eligibility

  • Pets must be healthy and not displaying any signs of disease. If your animal has a chronic medical condition, notify our clinic in advance. Our veterinarians will need to review medical records to determine if our clinic can serve your pet.
  • Dogs and cats must be between 17 weeks and 6 years of age. 
  • Must weigh at least 2 pounds and no more than 100 pounds. For mobile clinics, pet must weigh no more than 40 pounds due to space limitations on the vehicle.
  • Bring proof of current distemper combo and rabies vaccination within one year. The vaccine requirement applies to all animals, including those that are indoor only and who may not have had the full set of vaccines. 
  • Some brachycephalic (flat faced) breeds of dogs and cats may be altered at our veterinary facilities in Walnut Creek. No brachycephalic breeds are accepted on-board the mobile clinics. English and French Bulldogs are not eligible for any of our spay and neuter services, as these breeds have a significantly higher risk when undergoing anesthetic procedures. Please see a full-service veterinary hospital to pursue specialized anesthesia.

Our veterinarian may disqualify any animal if they determine the animal is not medically sound for surgery.

Apply

Spay and neuter services are available by appointment to qualifying, low-income pet guardians. Apply to qualify here.

Pre- and Post-op Care

All animals must be fasted (no food) by midnight the night before surgery. This is an important safety precaution, as animals can inhale vomit while under anesthesia.

Dogs must be on leash; cats must be in a carrier (no traps). If you have an appointment for multiple cats, they each need their own carrier.

Guardians must bring proof of current rabies and distemper vaccinations. No vaccinations or preoperative blood testing will be provided.

Follow-up care will not be provided by ARF. Guardians will be sent home with detailed post-op care instructions.

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