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Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Brother Wolf Mobile Veterinary Clinic offers low cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats. Currently, we operate in Buncombe, McDowell, Rutherford, Haywood, Burke, and Transylvania counties. In addition to spay and neuter surgeries, we also offer low cost vaccines, microchipping, and testing for heartworms, FeLV, and FIV to our patients at the time of surgery.

To schedule an appointment for your pet, email mobileclinic@bwar.org or call 828-490-1578. View a list of our services and fees below. 

Why Spay and Neuter?

  • Puppies and kittens can reach sexual maturity as young as four months old. That means that only 16 weeks after a kitten is born, she can become pregnant and produce a litter of her own. Spaying and neutering your pets early is the best way to prevent unwanted litters.
  • Cats and dogs who get pregnant at a young age are more likely to have complications from pregnancy and to give birth to premature or underweight litters.
  • Spaying and neutering your pets has been found to help reduce the risk of cancer in dogs and cats, which means a longer and healthier life for your pet.
  • Puppies and kittens surrendered to a shelter can also sometimes be at risk for euthanasia, or could cause a shelter to be too crowded, which puts other animals in the shelter at risk of being euthanized to make space for the new litter.  
  • Getting your pet altered early can also prevent behavior issues such as fighting with other pets, escaping, “spraying” in the house, or rowdy behavior.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your schedule and how can I make an appointment? We are a mobile clinic, which means that we travel to various counties throughout the week. We schedule appointments based on the location that is most convenient for you. You can make an appointment by emailing mobileclinic@bwar.org or by calling 828-490-1578. Please include your county, the species, sex, and any other information about your pet that you would like us to know when scheduling your appointment. We will return your email or call with the next available dates in your area.

How do the appointments work? Pets are dropped off in the morning at our set up location, which varies by county. Typical drop off times are between 8-8:30am. Pick up is in the afternoon on the same day as surgery. You will be instructed about drop off and pick up times when you make your appointment.

What can I expect the day of surgery? When you arrive, we will have intake paperwork for you to fill out about your pet. This is where you will select any extra services you would like to receive. Please leave your pets in your car until you have completed paperwork. You will pay with cash or card at the time of drop off. When you pick your pet up in the afternoon, we will explain and provide you with written post-op instructions. Pets are all given pain medication at the time of surgery. We do not provide e-collars, so if you suspect your pet will need one, please purchase one before the surgery that is the right fit for your pet – the e-collar should be large enough to fit past your pet’s nose to prevent him or her from reaching the surgical site.

How old does my pet have to be to have surgery? We spay and neuter pets beginning at three months old. If possible, surgery should be scheduled before they reach sexual maturity at four months old or as soon as possible for adult dogs and cats who have not yet been altered. By having your pet spayed or neutered before they reach maturity, you can significantly reduce or even eliminate the risk of mammary cancer in females or testicular cancer in male pets.

My cat or dog is indoor only. Do they need to be fixed? Even indoor only pets should be altered as soon as possible to prevent unwanted litters and to help mitigate health and behavior problems. Dogs and cats who are not altered may be prone to escaping, and even supervising playtime is not enough to keep a dog from producing a litter of his own. Further, getting animals spayed and neutered young may help reduce the risks of cancer and other health and behavior problems further down the road. Male cats who are not altered are far more likely to “spray” or urinate inappropriately in the house.

Do you already have your pet scheduled for surgery? View our pre-surgery instructions below! 

Not in one of our current service counties? Email mobileclinic@bwar.org to inquire about receiving our services in your area.

Our clinic is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Fido Fixers, a non-profit organization that works to provide mobile spay/neuter units in low-income target areas. Read more about Fido Fixers here!


Sterilization Fees*

Male cat neuter – $50

Female cat spay – $55

Male dog neuter – $60

Female dog spay – $65

Vaccine Fees*

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

Rabies 3-year (booster only)-$12

FVRCP for cats – $15

DAPPVL2 for dogs – $15

Bordetella (kennel cough) for dogs – $15

Additional Services*

Heartworm test – $15

FeLV/FIV test – $20

Microchip – $20

Deworming – $10

*Vaccines and additional services are available the day of surgery for surgical patients only.

**Medications such as eye ointment, flea medication, and ear ointment are available or may be prescribed to patients, as needed, for a small fee**

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Pre-Surgery Instructions

Vaccines

Brother Wolf Mobile Veterinary Clinic strongly encourages owners to have their pets up-to-date on vaccines when they arrive for surgery. Keeping your pets current on vaccines helps to protect them against illness. We do offer low cost vaccines for surgical patients the day of surgery; however, we urge our patients to establish a vaccine schedule with a full service veterinarian to keep their pets up-to-date. Most adult cats need a yearly FVRCP vaccine, and adult dogs should get a yearly distemper vaccine as well as a bordetella vaccine to protect against kennel cough.

Pre-Surgery Meals

Puppies and kittens can have a small meal (about a third of their ordinary breakfast) the morning of surgery. All dogs and cats six months old and older should not be give food or water after 10PM the night before surgery.

What to Bring

Cats should arrive for surgery in a secure, hard-sided carrier. Dogs should be brought in with either a secure leash and harness or collar, or a hard-sided carrier for small dogs. Please bring a towel that you can leave with your pet. Please bring proof of current rabies vaccine that includes a date and your pet’s name. Animals four months old and older will be required to receive a rabies vaccine at a $10 charge if not currently vaccinated.

Check-in

Animals must be on site for check-in between 8-8:30am the morning of surgery. You will be asked to fill out an intake form and sign a waiver, and then we will be able to take your pet on board! Cats will remain in their carriers and should not be taken out of their carriers until they are on the clinic. Dogs should remain in your vehicle until all paperwork is completed. All dogs should either be in a kennel or have a secure collar or harness that they can not slip out of, as well as a leash. Please review the “What to Bring” section above for more information on items to carry with you the day of surgery.

During Surgery

All of the animals on board our clinic are safely anesthetized before surgery – this means that they are asleep and cannot move or feel when the veterinarian is operating. Patients are connected to oxygen when they are placed on anesthesia. Patients are cared for by attentive veterinary assistants when they are being prepped for surgery, as well as when they are recovering from surgery. Only once an animal is awake and moving are they placed back into a crate or carrier for pick-up. Our patients receive a dose of pain medication during surgery to help ease any pain or discomfort once they are awake.

Pick-up

Pick-up times for animals will be announced at check-in and will also be relayed to clients at the time that the appointment is made. Our pick-up times vary based on our location and the number of surgeries we have scheduled for the day, so please allow some flexibility in picking up your pet. Owners and caretakers should remember to bring a secure carrier or a leash and collar to safely pick up their pets. Owners will be given both verbal and written instructions for post-op care at the time of pick-up. At this time, owners will also receive proof of sterilization, proof of any vaccines administered, and a rabies tag and certificate if applicable.

Recovery for Fluffy

You will receive full post-operative instructions at the time of pick-up. If our vet noticed anything that she feels you should discuss with your full service veterinarian, she will make note of those concerns and your animals post-op sheet so that you can take it with you the next time that you go to the vet.

You can expect Fluffy to be a little drowsy the first night after surgery, but this is nothing to worry about. She will be back to her energetic self before you know it. You should plan to keep Fluffy dry for at least two weeks after surgery, and she should not be allowed outside except for bathroom breaks during that period. Please note that anesthetic drugs can cause nausea and vomiting in some cases; keep Fluffy on her current diet for a few days after surgery to help her recover. Treats and other “special” food items can be reincorporated into her diet once she is feeling normal.

Minor post-surgery concerns can be relayed to our Program Manager by calling 828-490-1578 or by emailing holly@bwar.org. For emergencies or major health concerns, we refer our clients to REACH Veterinary Specialists, who can be contacted at (828) 665-4399.