Small brown Dachshund puppy named Wayne

Affordable Spay and Neuter Surgery Options

Anicira was founded as an affordable spay/neuter clinic to address the pet overpopulation problem in Central Virginia. Since opening in 2005, we have provided thousands of spay/neuter surgeries and helped reduce shelter intake dramatically. Today, we continue our mission by offering affordable spay/neuter surgeries to all patients who visit.

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.

Are you unable to afford a spay or neuter surgery for your pet?

If you are not able to afford a spay or neuter surgery for your pet, we have options available to help. Please give us a call to discuss or complete this form.

As part of our mission to increase access to veterinary care, Anicira offers reduced fees for non-profit animal welfare organizations.
Preoperative Spay/Neuter Instructions

Why should I spay/neuter my pet?

  • 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 should I spay/neuter my pet?

  • A pet must be at least 8-weeks old and weigh at least 2 lbs
  • For cats, we recommend surgery before 4 months of age.
  • For all female dogs and small breed male dogs, we recommend spaying or neutering around 5 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

Comprehensive Surgical Packages: What’s Included

We prioritize the highest standards of care and safety for your beloved pets through our comprehensive surgical packages. Our commitment revolves around providing a seamless and compassionate experience for your pet’s surgical needs. Spay/neuter surgery includes:

  • Pre-anesthetic physical examination
  • Pre- and post- operative pain 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