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Spay & Neuter

Having your pet spayed or neutered is part of responsible pet ownership. Not only are these procedures helpful in preventing animal overpopulation, but they also prevent a number of health and behavioral problems for your pet. For instance, spaying a female cat or dog can prevent dangerous uterine infections, while neutering a male can prevent testicular cancer if done before 6 months of age. Animal Medical Center of Mid-America is dedicated to helping pet owners by offering low-cost spay/neuter programs. We believe every pet should have a chance to live a long, happy, and healthy life, and spaying and neutering is a great place to start!

We offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for the pets of Missouri residents. All pets that are spayed or neutered at our facilities are treated with pain medication and, with a minimal amount of home care, are back to being themselves within a few short days.

Classic Spay/Classic Neuter (Canine and Feline)

AMCMA offers "classic spay"/"classic neuter" surgeries at both AMCMA locations, and they are available to all pet owners regardless of where they reside. Having performed over 370,000 spay/neuter surgeries since 1970, we understand that each pet is unique and needs individualized care. All surgeries are performed in one of our AAHA-accredited clinics, which is in accordance with the highest medical standards. All pets undergoing surgery receive general anesthesia and post-operative pain medication. AMCMA is dedicated to keeping spay and neuter affordable, and as such we charge clients only the cost to AMCMA to perform the procedures.

Classic Spay/Classic Neuter Cost:
$154.95 (pets under 50 lbs)
$174.95 (pets 50 lbs and over)

Pets must be at least four months old and be up-to-date on rabies and distemper vaccines. These vaccines must have been given by a licensed veterinarian at least two weeks prior to surgery.

SNIP Program (Canine and Feline)

Our Spay/Neuter Incentive Program, SNIP, is for Missouri residents and is offered at both AMCMA locations. SNIP surgeries are subsidized by donations and grant programs. When this money runs out, SNIP appointments may not be available. Donate to SNIP to make more low-cost surgeries possible. Up to three pets in a household can be spayed or neutered through the SNIP program each year.

SNIP Spay/Neuter Cost:
$34.95 for cats
$44.95 for dogs under 50 lbs
$64.95 for dogs 50 lbs and over

Pets must be at least four months old and be up-to-date on rabies and distemper vaccines. These vaccines must have been given by a licensed veterinarian at least two weeks prior to surgery. A $25 deposit is due when scheduling a SNIP appointment.

Additional Services Available

Prior to your pet’s spay/neuter appointment, we will send you an email with information on additional services we recommend for your pet’s well-being but that are not required. Those services include:

Pre-Anesthetic Blood Testing
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Testing is recommended for all pets prior to any anesthetic procedure. The purpose of this these tests is to check your pet's internal organs and make sure that these organs are functioning normally prior to surgery. There are several testing options available, which will be discussed when you meet with the doctor. You can also view them here

Microchipping
A microchip is a small computer chip implanted between your pet's shoulder blades. The chip is like a permanent ID tag that can identifying your pet and link them back to you if they are ever lost. The one-time registration fee is included in the cost of the microchip. HomeAgain® TempScan Microchips allow you to update your contact information for the life of your pet without charge. These microchips also allow your veterinarian to take your pet's temperature with the chip scanner instead of an invasive thermometer used for temperature checks. Though implanting the chip is relatively painless, we will microchip your pet while he or she is under anesthesia, so your dog doesn’t experience any discomfort.  

Please note, if you choose not to have your dog microchipped, a small tattoo will be given to identify that your pet has been spayed or neutered.

Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy is a drug free, noninvasive treatment option to reduce pain and inflammation and to increase the speed of healing. The benefits of laser therapy have been well-documented, and at AMCMA, we have seen a big difference in the post-surgery recovery time when pets have received laser therapy after their spay or neuter.

Incision Protection
It is common for pets to lick or chew at their incision site after surgery. This can lead to infection and for the incision to open. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to prevent your pet from licking or chewing their incision site.  We offer two options in our hospital, the "Cover Me" by Tui or an Elizabethan collar (E-Collar). The “Cover Me” by Tui is a soft, one-piece shirt that covers the incision site. The Elizabethan collar is a cone shaped bendable plastic that prevents pets from reaching their incision.

To ensure that your pet receives the best medical care possible while still being affordable, we have created the AMCMA Surgery Bundle. It includes the surgery, pain medication, microchip, pre-anesthesia blood test and post-operative laser therapy for one affordable price. Alternatively, you can opt for some or none of the additional services.

To schedule a spay/neuter appointment, please call 314-951-1534.