Pre-Operative Instructions

We will not perform surgery on dogs weighing more than 90 pounds, bilateral cryptorchid cats, or abdominal cryptorchid dogs. Some animals - based on their physical characteristics, temperament or health concerns - may be declined for surgery.

You must make an appointment and pay a $20 deposit for cats or $40 for dogs, which will be applied toward your final balance. Call us at 503-480-SPAY (7729) to schedule your pet for surgery, or fill out and submit an online appointment form.

Sick or Injured Animals
This clinic does not have the capacity to treat sick or injured animals. If your pet is sick or injured, please call your regular veterinarian. We provide an elective surgery for healthy pets only.

Pre-Operative Vaccines
We recommend that you have your pet vaccinated at least two weeks prior to your appointment. We recommend that you abide by Oregon state law and have a current rabies vaccination for your pet. If your pet does not have a rabies vaccine, we can administer it at the time of surgery for a charge of $10.

Withholding Food
All adult animals must have food taken away by midnight (12 am) the night before surgery and must be kept indoors or confined. Any animal that remained outside all night without being confined will not be admitted for surgery. Animals four months or younger may have food until 6 am the morning of surgery. All animals may have water available until the morning of surgery.

Check-in Time
Check-in time is at 7:15 - 7:30 am. Any late arrivals will be declined for surgerydue to a strict surgical schedule we must maintain.

When You Arrive
Please leave your pet in the car until you have completed all of the required paperwork. A technician will advise you when to retrieve your pet.

Admission Forms
You must complete the necessary admission forms when you arrive. You may stop by the clinic prior to your pet’s scheduled surgery day and pick up the paperwork to save time the morning of your appointment. Admission forms typically take 10-15 minutes to complete.

We accept cash, debit cards and credit cards. Sorry, we cannot accept checks. Services must be paid for at the time of check-in.

Contain Your Pet
All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a carrier. If you do not have a carrier for your cat, you can purchase a cardboard carrier for $5.

All animals are released the day of surgery and must be picked up at 4 p.m. Occasionally, animals may be discharged sooner, depending on their recovery and at the discretion of the veterinarian.  Animals not picked up on time the day of surgery will be charged a $10 late fee. WHS does offer overnight boarding for $10 if needed.