Brother Wolf Mobile Clinic


Brother Wolf’s Mobile Clinic offers low-cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats in Western NC.

Our clinic is currently scheduling appointments in Buncombe, Transylvania, and Burke counties. You can schedule an appointment by clicking here. Appointments are booked a maximum of three weeks in advance. 

Appointments fill up quickly and new dates are opened on a rolling basis. If you are unable to schedule an appointment today, please continue to check back for new openings.

A $25 deposit is required at the time of scheduling an appointment. The deposit will be applied to your final bill. We require cancellation at least seven days in advance to receive a refund on your deposit.

Spay and Neuter services across the country are backlogged. Here are some additional resources for appointments:  

 

 

Buncombe County: Open Door Vet & ASPCA Spay Neuter Alliance

Catawba County: Catawba Humane Society

Haywood County: Haywood Spay/Neuter

Jackson County: ARF/Humane Society of Jackson County

Madison County: Friends of Madison County Animals

McDowell County: Paws and Claws Outreach (828) 317-7401

Spartanburg County: Animal Allies

Transylvania County: Transylvania Animal Alliance Group (cats only) 828-966-3166

Transylvania County Animal Services 828-883-3713

Pricing List for Mobile Clinic

Due to the size of our mobile clinic, we’re unable to accommodate animals over 80lbs.
Financial assistance may be available. Call 828-505-3440 x. 111 for more information

Cat neuter (male) : $50

Cat spay (female) : $75

Dog neuter (male) under 40lbs: $95

         Dog neuter (male) 40-80lbs: $120

Dog spay (female) under 40lbs: : $110

         Dog spay (female) 40-80lbs: : $135

Rabies 1-year (required if not up to date) : $10

Rabies 3-year (booster only) : $15

FVRCP vaccine for cats : $15

DA2PPV vaccine for dogs : $15

        Pregnant animals: additional $10 fee

Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine for dogs : $15

Heartworm test for dogs : $15

FeLV/FIV test for cats : $25

Microchip : $25

E-collar (recommended post -op): $10

Cryptorchidism (undescended testicle): additional $35 fee

Click here to schedule an appointment for your pet. Appointments are scheduled a maximum of three weeks in advance.

This impactful community resource is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Fido Fixers, a nonprofit organization that works to provide mobile spay/neuter units in low-income target areas. Read more about Fido Fixers here!

Mobile Clinic FAQs

Q: Why should I spay or neuter my animal?

 

A: Puppies and kittens reach sexual maturity as young as 4 months old. Spaying and neutering your pets early is the best way to prevent unwanted litters. Cats and dogs who become pregnant at a young age are more likely to have complications from pregnancy and give birth to premature or underweight litters.

 

Q: At what age can I spay or neuter my pet?

A: Our Mobile Clinic will spay and neuter animals as young as three months old. We recommend that surgery be scheduled before your pet reaches sexual maturity at four months old to prevent unplanned litters and the risk of mammary and testicular cancers. We urge clients to consult with a full-service veterinarian in their area for specific recommendations for their pet’s health.

Q: My cat or dog is indoor only. Do they need to be fixed?

A: Even indoor only pets should be altered as soon as possible, as spaying and neutering reduces the risk of certain cancers and can prevent behavioral issues like fighting with other animals, escaping, urine spraying in the house, and rowdy behavior.

Q: How do I schedule an appointment?

A: Click here to schedule an appointment for your pet. Appointments are scheduled a maximum of three weeks in advance and are opened on a rolling basis. If we do not have availability for your pet, please continue to check back for new openings.

Q: How do the appointments work?

A: You will be instructed about drop off and pick up times when you make your appointment. You will receive a confirmation email with important pre-surgery instructions. You will also be emailed a consent form to fill out. If you are unable to fill out your consent form online, you will be able to do so the morning of your appointment. Drop off is at 8am the morning of surgery, and pick up is usually at 4pm in Buncombe County and 3pm in all other counties. We cannot accommodate early or late drop offs and pickups. 

Q: What can I expect the day of surgery?

A: When you arrive, please leave your pet in the car and come to the check-in table at our mobile clinic to make payment and complete any additional paperwork. You will pay with cash or credit card at the time of drop off. When you pick your pet up in the afternoon, we will explain post-op care instructions, as well as provide a written copy for this information to you. All pets will be given pain medication at the time of surgery. We do not provide e-collars but they can be purchased from us for an additional $10 fee.

How much does my pet need to weigh to be spayed or neutered?

A: Our appointments are for pets who are at least three months old and who weigh between 2-80lbs. Please note that due to the size of our mobile clinic, we are not able to accommodate dogs who weigh more than 80lbs.

Does my pet need to fast the night before surgery?

 

A: Dogs and cats over six months old should have all food withheld after 10pm the night before surgery. Puppies and kittens under six months old can have a small meal the morning of surgery, about a third of the size of their regular breakfast. Do not withhold water for any animals.

Can I schedule a wellness exam or vaccines for my pet without scheduling a spay or neuter surgery?

 

A: At this time, we are only able to offer vaccines and additional services at the time of a spay or neuter surgery. We do not offer wellness exams. We recommend that you establish a relationship with a full service veterinarian in your area for ongoing care for your pet.

Instructions for the day of surgery

Vaccines

Brother Wolf strongly recommends that your pet be up-to-date on vaccines when they arrive for surgery. We do offer low-cost vaccines the day of surgery for unvaccinated animals. We urge our community members to establish a vaccine schedule with a full-service veterinarian to keep their pets up-to-date. This includes an annual FVRCP vaccine for cats, and distemper and Bordetella vaccines for dogs.

Pre-Surgery Meals

Puppies and kittens may have a small meal (about 1/3 of their regular breakfast) the morning of surgery. Dogs and cats who are six months of age or older should not be given food after 10pm the night before surgery. Animals should still have access to water.

What to Bring

Please make sure all pets in carriers have a towel in their carrier with them. If you have old towels you would like to donate to the clinic, please bring them with you! Cats should arrive for surgery in a secure, hard-sided carrier. Dogs should arrive with a secure leash and harness/collar, or in a secure, hard-sided carrier. Please also bring proof of current rabies vaccination (this must include your pet’s name and the date the vaccine was administered). Animals who are at least 4 months old will receive a rabies vaccine at a $10 charge to their owner if not currently vaccinated. We cannot accept a rabies tag as proof of vaccination.

During Surgery

All animals are safely anesthetized before surgery, which means they are asleep and free from pain while our veterinarian is operating. Patients are cared for by attentive veterinary assistants before and after surgery and are only placed into a crate or carrier for pick-up once they are awake. Each patient will receive a dose of pain medication during surgery to ease pain and discomfort once they are awake.

Pick-up

Pick-up times vary depending on location, but will be discussed at the time the appointment is made as well as on the day of surgery. Please bring a secure carrier or a leash and harness/collar with you.

Recovery

Owners will be given both verbal and written instructions for post-op care at the time of pick-up, as well as proof of sterilization, proof of any vaccines administered, and a rabies tag and certificate if applicable.

If our veterinarian notices anything that they feel you should discuss with your full-service veterinarian, they will make note of those concerns on your animal’s post-op sheet.

You can expect your pet to be a bit drowsy the first night after surgery. Keep the incision site dry for at least 2 weeks after surgery. Dogs should not be allowed outside except for short bathroom breaks during these 2 weeks. Anesthesia can cause nausea and vomiting in some cases. Keep your pet on their regular diet for two weeks after surgery to help them recover. Treats and other “special” food items can be reincorporated into the diet once your pet is feeling normal.

If you have minor post-surgery concerns, please contact our Program Manager by calling 828-505-3440 x 111 or emailing mobileclinic@bwar.org. For emergencies or major health concerns, please contact MedVet at (828) 665-4399.