Brother Wolf Mobile Clinic


Brother Wolf’s Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic exists to serve pet owners who face financial barriers to accessing spay/neuter surgery.

 

Spay and neuter appointments in Western North Carolina are extremely limited and our appointments fill up quickly. We ask clients who are able to make an appointment with their veterinarian to please do so, so that we can have availability for pets who would not otherwise receive surgery and for shelter animals who are awaiting surgery.

We are currently not traveling with our clinic due to a staffing transition and are stationed in Buncombe County. Regardless of your county of residence, you can book an appointment for Buncombe County by clicking here
Appointments are booked a maximum of three weeks in advance.

 If all appointments are booked, please check back at a later date for new openings.

We anticipate resuming travel to other counties in late spring 2022.

Full payment via credit or debit card is required at time of booking. Clients must cancel more than seven days in advance of their appointment to receive a full refund. Need financial assistance? Reach out to us at (828) 505-3440 x111.

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 70lbs.
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) 40-70lbs: $120

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

         Dog spay (female) 40-70lbs: : $135

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

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: 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 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.

We strongly recommend preoperative blood work be performed at a full service veterinarian’s office for any senior pet (5 years or older). Blood work results can be emailed ahead of time to mobileclinic@bwar.org.

 

Q: How much does my pet need to weigh?

A: Our appointments are for pets who are at least three months old and who weigh between 2-70lbs. Please note that due to the size of our mobile clinic, we are not able to accommodate dogs who weigh more than 70lbs.

Q: How do I schedule an appointment?

A: If you can make an appointment at your pet’s veterinary clinic, we ask you to do so as appointments with our clinic are extremely limited and are meant for families who face financial barriers to accessing spay/neuter surgery. Click here to schedule an appointment for your pet. All appointments are for spay and neuter, and our additional services (like vaccines or microchipping) can be added from a drop down menu when you book your appointment. 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: What if I need to cancel my appointment?

A: If you need to cancel your appointment, reach out to us right away at mobileclinic@bwar.org or 828-505-3440 x111. Appointments that are cancelled more than a week in advance will receive a full refund. Appointments that are cancelled less than a week in advance will receive a refund minus a $25 late cancellation fee.

Q: What if I miss my appointment?

A: No shows are refunded 50% of their payment, no exceptions.

Q: What if I can’t afford to have my pet spayed/neutered?

A: We routinely apply for grant funds to subsidize the costs of surgeries and vaccines. Oftentimes these grants are for individuals who receive other forms of government aid or who live in a particular area. If you need financial assistance, please reach out to us at 828-505-3440 x111 to see if we’re able to help.

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 typically at 4pm in Buncombe County and 3pm in all other counties. You will be given an exact pick up time when you drop off based on the number of surgeries we have scheduled for the day. You MUST pick up at the designated time. We cannot accommodate early or late drop offs and pickups. 

Q: What can I expect on 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 check in. At this time, you will complete any additional paperwork, show verification of rabies vaccination (if applicable), and pay any additional fees for added services using cash or card. When you pick your pet up in the afternoon, we will explain post-op care instructions, as well as provide a written copy of 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.

If, upon examination, our veterinarian determines that your pet is a high risk candidate for surgery, our staff will contact you. If we are not able to reach you, your pet will not receive surgery that day. 

Q: 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.

Q: Can I schedule vaccines or microchipping for my pet without scheduling a spay or neuter surgery?

A: We only offer vaccines and additional services at the time of a spay or neuter surgery. We do not offer wellness exams or additional services such as teeth cleaning, grooming, or dew claw removal. We recommend that you establish a relationship with a full service veterinarian in your area for ongoing care for your pet.

Q: Will my pet receive pain medication or antibiotics?

A: All pets receive injections of pain medication at the time of surgery and lidocaine blocks at their incision site during surgery. Dogs are sent home with an additional oral medication to be given the next day to help with swelling and soreness. Our veterinarian determines during surgery if a pet will need antibiotics. This is an additional $20 fee and will be collected when you pick up.

Q: Are there any additional charges I should be prepared to pay at pick up?

A: Our clinic charges an additional fee for: pets who are treated for fleas with Capstar ($5), pets who are cryptorchid ($35), pets who are pregnant ($10), or pets who need additional antibiotics or other medications ($20). Please be prepared to pay additional fees at pick up. Any additional charges not paid at pick up will be emailed to you in an invoice following your appointment. 

Q: Do I bring my pet back for follow-up care?

A: No. The only services we provide are those performed on the mobile clinic that day. Because of our travel schedule, we are not able to accommodate rechecks on our mobile clinic. If complications arise from a spay or neuter surgery, your pet will need to be taken to your own vet. All stitches are dissolvable and do not need to be removed. It can take several weeks for stitches to fully dissolve. 

Q: What if I don’t want my pet to receive a rabies vaccine?

A: By law, we are required to administer a rabies vaccine to any pet four months old or older who does not have proof of a current rabies vaccination. Proof of vaccination status can be submitted to mobileclinic@bwar.org, uploaded at the time that you make your appointment, or brought to the clinic the day of your appointment. We will not call your vet’s office or accept proof submitted after the pet has been dropped off. The proof must be paperwork from a vet’s office or clinic that includes the date and a description or name of the pet. We can not accept a tag as proof. 

Q: What if my pet is in heat?

A: We recommend waiting until your pet is out of heat if she is not at risk for getting pregnant. We will still spay an animal in heat and do not charge an additional fee for pets in heat.

Q: What if my pet is pregnant?

A: We will spay an animal who is pregnant (the fetuses do not survive the procedure). There is an additional $10 fee for an animal who is pregnant. We do not provide ultrasounds or other testing to determine if a pet is pregnant before spay. 

Q: Do you do preoperative blood work?

A: No. Any preoperative blood work must be completed at your own full service vet and can be submitted to us in advance by emailing mobileclinic@bwar.org. Preoperative blood work is not required.

Q: Is an e-collar (protective cone collar) included in the surgery fee?

A: No. They can be purchased from us for an additional $10, or purchased at a pet supply store. 

Q: How do I add additional services once I have made my appointment?

A: If you decide you would like to add any additional services or vaccines after you have made and paid for your appointment, you can email mobileclinic@bwar.org or ask at drop off. Additional payments must be made at drop off. 

Q: Do I have to live in a particular area to use the mobile clinic?

A: We encourage clients to schedule appointments in their own counties, or in immediate neighboring counties, so that we have availability to serve the residents of each community we visit. 

Q: Do you spay/neuter feral cats on the mobile clinic?

A: Yes. Feral cats must be brought in a humane trap. If you need a trap, contact your local shelter for more information on how to rent a trap in your county. All feral cats will receive an ear tip and rabies vaccine with their surgery fee.

Q: What happens if the weather prevents the mobile clinic from operating?

A: The clinic may be cancelled due to inclement weather in our home county (Buncombe County), our service county, or any counties in between our home and service county that we would need to drive through. We will contact appointments by phone to reschedule as soon as a decision is made to cancel a clinic due to inclement weather. 

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.