SICSA spays and or neuters over 3,600 dogs and cats annually. We employ veterinarians who are fully licensed and have performed thousands of spay and neuter surgeries, so your pet is in good hands!
Your pet will receive a physical exam prior to surgery; if your pet is not fit for surgery we will call you and discuss your options. Please note, SICSA typically only does spay/neuter surgeries for animals seven years and younger. If you have an older animal, please call our spay/neuter coordinator. SICSA veterinarians perform pediatric spaying or neutering. Puppies and kittens must be 8 weeks or older and weigh a minimum of 2 lbs. Vaccinations for adults are not required (but strongly recommended) but if your puppy is under 3 months of age, we do require he/she has had at least 1 DHPP vaccination (given elsewhere) before their surgery.
Pets are given sedation medication prior to being placed under general anesthesia. Your pet will be given pain medication effective for 24 hours on the day of surgery. Dogs will go home with an e-collar to aid in a quick recovery.
All pets except male cats receive a small marking after sterilization that identifies they have been sterilized.
SICSA offers reduced-cost, income based spay and neuter surgeries for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, no matter which county you live in. See our guidelines for the low income program here. For those experiencing significant financial hardship SICSA recommends contacting our spay/neuter coordinator at 937-294-6505 ext.16
Do you live in the South park neighborhood of Dayton? SICSA has received a very generous grant from Michael and Holly DiFlora in the South Park Historical Neighborhood allowing us to offer spay or neuter surgeries for cats at no cost. You MUST live in the South Park Neighborhood to qualify for this grant. To apply to receive this grant please come to SICSA and complete your spay/neuter application. You will need to show a valid photo ID (no other forms of ID will be accepted)
For your convenience we do surgery four days a week including every other Saturday. Please make sure you are able to bring your pet on the date you schedule as we are unable to offer refunds of any kind once the service has been paid. You may change your appointment up to 72 hours prior to your scheduled surgery. SICSA will charge a $20 reschedule fee if the appointment is cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled appointment.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our spay/neuter coordinator at 937-294-6505 ext.16. WE are here to help!
What to expect the day of surgery
You will be expected to drop off your pet on the day of surgery at 7:15 am. Please allow up to 45 minutes due to the number of clients. Please note that late drop offs will not be accepted and you will be charged a $20 fee to reschedule.
Feel free to feed your pet a small meal the morning of surgery. SICSA suggests giving them ¼ - ½ of the normal amount of food you usually give. Please always leave water available to your pet.
SICSA asks that you please leave dogs in your car until after check in. Weather permitting.
Cats must be in a box or carrier.
Note: SICSA is able to spay /neuter pets in heat. Please do not cancel your appointment if you believe your pet to be pregnant or in heat. If our Veterinarian decides your pet is unfit for surgery after examination we will call you to discuss your options.