Affordable Spay/Neuter Surgery

Affordable Spay/Neuter Surgery For All

Anicira Veterinary Center of San Diego provides excellent and affordable spay/neuter surgeries to every pet who walks through the doors. We opened this clinic to address the lack of access to affordable veterinary care in Southern California.

Preventive care services such as vaccinations, testing, and microchipping are also available at the time of surgery. The center follows the recommendations of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and the National Spay/Neuter Response Team to provide high-quality medicine backed by the most recent science.

Preoperative Spay/Neuter Instructions


Why Spay/Neuter?

  • Pets who are spayed or neutered live longer and healthier lives.
  • Helps address behavior concerns
  • Prevents health problems such as mammary tumors in females and testicular cancer in males
  • Reduces roaming behaviors

When to Spay/Neuter?

  • A pet must be at least 8-weeks old and weigh at least 2 lbs
  • For cats, we recommend surgery between 4-5 months (16-20 weeks) of age.
  • For all female dogs and small breed male dogs, we recommend spaying or neutering between 5-6 months of age.
  • For large breed male dogs (expected adult weight over 50 lbs) we recommend neutering at 12 months.
  • Early-age spay/neuter procedures have been endorsed by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
  • AAHA statement on spay and neuter age

Affordable Spay/Neuter in San Diego Pricing


  • Male  $189
  • Female $279


  • 50 pounds and under $319
  • 51-75 pounds $359
  • 76-100 pounds $429
  • Over 100 pounds $509


  • Male & Female $339

Additional Procedures (required, if present)

  • Umbilical hernia repair (with spay/neuter surgery) $119
  • Inguinal cryptorchid neuter $119
  • Bilateral inguinal cryptorchid $219

Additional Procedure (Elective)

  • Preanesthetic blood work $119 –Preanesthetic blood work for spay/neuter procedures is not required, but it is always recommended to ensure that your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia and surgery, especially for patients over the age of five years.  Preoperative blood work may be required for other surgical procedures. Preanesthetic blood work includes a complete blood count (CBC) and a chemistry profile.  Preanesthetic blood work can be completed the morning of surgery or during a preoperative visit prior to the surgery date.

Spay/Neuter Surgery Includes

  • Pre-anesthetic physical examination
  • Pre- and post- operative pain medication to include systemic medication to ensure that our patients remain comfortable both during and after the procedure
  • Individualized general anesthetic plan based on age, body type, breed
  • After surgery each patient is kept comfortable with a warming system
  • Vital sign monitoring by professional care team members
  • Post-op clinic exam if necessary
  • E-Collar for our canine patients