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Old 06-22-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Since the vets at the low cost spay/neuter clinic do almost nothing but that they have far more experience than your general vet. Seems like I recall Dr. F at the nearby clinic saying that she had done around 20,000 in her years there.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:09 AM
 
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"do almost nothing"??
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:15 AM
 
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Would this place be close to you?
Long Island Humane Society

2 Rider Place
freeport, New York 11520
Phone: 516-378-4340
Thanks! Will call today
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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"do almost nothing"??

What I mean is that they spend most of their time doing spays and neuters, often doing 30 or so per day, day in and day out. Their practice is limited to just that and routine vacs and tests that would go along with s/n.

I did not mean to imply that they have limited skills or abilities. I applaud those who are willing to take a relatively low paying position for a few years with a non-profit run clinic because they believe strongly in this vital work.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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What I mean is that they spend most of their time doing spays and neuters, often doing 30 or so per day, day in and day out. Their practice is limited to just that and routine vacs and tests that would go along with s/n.

I did not mean to imply that they have limited skills or abilities. I applaud those who are willing to take a relatively low paying position for a few years with a non-profit run clinic because they believe strongly in this vital work.
figured that's what you meant, thanks
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:50 AM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Jett was neutered at the Humane Society b/c it was a requirement for the adoption. I wondered why I could not just pick my own vet.

However, given the number of them they do every day, I realized it is probably the best place to have the neutering/spaying done.

Jett had absolutely no problems after the neutering. He was all active and hungry, and his scar was very clean and well done, according to our vet. I do not know if they did prior blood work before the surgery.

The only negative to using the Humane Society, in my opinion, was that they did not remove the dew claws (which are hanging by skin in the back and bone in the front), so now at some point he'll need further surgery to remove those.

All in all, highly recommend them for neutering/spaying.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Maybe it is just me, but I would not have a surgery done at a PetCo. JMHO
I'd be fine with it. I use the clinic at the HSUS. They send their vets to the same courses for the quick S/N that other traveling 'clinics' use. Theyr'e safe unless you've got a high risk breed, like the English Bulldogs. I won't send the two we just pulled there. They're going to my vet who's having extra staff in the room to monitor everything while their spay is done, just because they are notorious for complications. But a chocolate lab should be fine, especially for a neuter if the testes have already descended. Heck, that's such an easy surgery I think I could do that myself on the dining room table.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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yep the vet said the dog is in perfect health (waiting on results from a fecal exam but otherwise everything is great).

We found a few vets that either take certificates found online (+ extra fees since the dog is big, plus antibiotics and stuff) ... there is one less than a minute away so we're gonna try them first.

otherwise it's PetCo all the way
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: California
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I'd be fine with it. I use the clinic at the HSUS. They send their vets to the same courses for the quick S/N that other traveling 'clinics' use. Theyr'e safe unless you've got a high risk breed, like the English Bulldogs. I won't send the two we just pulled there. They're going to my vet who's having extra staff in the room to monitor everything while their spay is done, just because they are notorious for complications. But a chocolate lab should be fine, especially for a neuter if the testes have already descended. Heck, that's such an easy surgery I think I could do that myself on the dining room table.

Nope...sorry, not for my guys. If I can swing it...they get the best possible treatment I can afford. I've seen first hand ,the cornors cut in some Humane/Rescues clinics. There is a reason they are cheaper.
JMO....but for me, it's like taking my child into a Doc in the Box, when I can afford to take him/her to a reputable Dr. Surgery is surgery and the "stuff" happens.
But, that is just me.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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I used the low cost services for one of my dogs through the humane society. Worked out fine, even though there was no blood work, they still checked her over good before performing, as they assured me they would call if there was a problem when I dropped her off.
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