Spay/Neuter Surgery

Affordable Spay/Neuter Surgery For All

Anicira Veterinary Center of Manassas was founded to address the lack of access to affordable veterinary care within the Northern Virginia community. Since opening in 2012, we have provided thousands of spay/neuter surgeries and continued to respond to the needs within our community by expanding our services. Our goal is to provide excellent care that is affordable to all to reduce animal suffering.

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.

If you are unable to afford a spay or neuter surgery for your pet, we have options available to help. Please give us a call to discuss.

We are pleased to offer discounted spay/neuter surgery for 501(c)3 animal welfare and rescue organizations. To set up an account for your organization, please contact us directly.

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 before 4 months.
  • For all female dogs and small breed male dogs, we recommend spaying or neutering around 5 months.
  • 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

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