Desexing your pets.

Desexing your pet for better health.
At Manly Road Veterinary Hospital each patient is treated as an individual VIP, and therefore we ensure that: -
*Your best friend is individually assigned their own Surgical & Recovery team who will look after them for their entire stay with us.
*Your precious pet will be treated individually and receives pre & post-operative pain relief and IV fluids to aid in their recovery. 
* (Dogs only) 3 days of take-home pain relief - which helps them heal faster, feel better and get back to their normal self with much less of secondary skin irritation.
* (Cats only) Pain relief injection that lasts up to 3 days which helps them heal faster, feel better and get back to their normal self.
* Also included in this price is a FREE surgical site recheck with a veterinarian if you are concerned at any stage.
We offer this expert standard of treatment to all our surgical patients to ensure your best friend receives the very best care available.
Same day surgical procedure to reunite you sooner. 
It is our goal to ensure your family member has a gentle and loving experience so when we welcome them back again, they look forward to seeing us and much as we love seeing them.
Because we are a 24hr a day Veterinary Hospital you can call any time day or night to talk to one of our Team that will be able to look at your pets comprehensive medical history and address any concerns you may have.”
Desexing or neutering your pet is a surgical procedure that prevents them from being able to reproduce. In male pets it is commonly referred to as “castration”, and in female pets as “speying”. This is the most frequent surgery performed by our vets, and generally your pet is home by the evening of surgery.
AT MRVH we prefer to desex your pet is around 6 months of age, however it is never too late to desex your pet. (Additional precautions will be required in desexing a senior pet)
Our Elective Surgical team performs desexings Monday through Friday.
There are many benefits to desexing around 6 months. They include:
  • Preventing unwanted litters, which can be very costly, and may add to the already overwhelming number of stray animals that are put down each year
  • Prevention of testicular cancer and prostate disease in males, and it can help prevent pyometra (infection of the uterus) and mammary tumours (breast cancer) in females
  • Prevention of them going into “heat” (in females)
  • Decreasing aggression towards humans and other animals, especially in males
  • Being less prone to wander, especially in males
  • Reduction of council registration fees
What to do before and after surgery (More information given on the Pre & Post Admission Page)
Before surgery: 
  • Make a booking for your best friends surgical procedure with our Customer Care Team 3396 9733. You will be given an  Admitting Appointment time between 7am & 8am with your individual surgical nurse. 
  • If your pet is a dog, it can be a good idea to give them a bath the day before surgery as they are unable to be washed until the stitches are removed.
  • You can give you pet an evening meal as normal the day prior to surgery, but do not leave food out overnight. Water should be freely available to your pet until 6am on the day of surgery.
  • We always recommend a Pre Anaesthetic Blood Test prior to surgery to check vital organ function.
  • Your pets individual Surgical Team will perform a thorough physical examination before administering an anaesthetic.
  • Intravenous fluid therapy is given to your baby during their surgery and is included in the cost of the desexing.
  • To ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible, all pets receive pain relief as part of the desexing procedure, and we may prescribe medication for you to administer at home for a few days after the procedure.

After Surgery:

  • Keep your pet calm and quiet as the effects of anaesthetic can take some time to wear off completely.
  • Keeping them quiet is also essential to allow the wound to heal.
  • Food and water should be limited to small portions only on the night of surgery.
  • Follow any dietary instructions that the vet has provided.
  • Ensure all post-surgical medications (if any) are administered as per the label instructions.
  • Ensure your pets rest area is clean to avoid infection.
  • Check the incision at least twice daily for any signs of infection or disruption (e.g. bleeding, swelling, redness or discharge). Contact the vet immediately if any of these occur. Do not wait to see if they will spontaneously resolve.
  • Prevent your pet from licking or chewing the wound. Special cone-shaped collars assist with this problem. A single chew can remove the careful stitching with disastrous effects.
  • Ensure you return to us on time for routine post-operative check-ups and removal of stitches.
What is covered in the cost? Your pet will undergo a full anaesthetic under the watchful and qualified eyes of our Surgical Team. The cost of this surgery covers:-
  • Admitting Consult
  • Sedation prior to surgery
  • Castration/Spey surgery
  • Anaesthetic monitoring
  • Pain relief during surgery 
  • Individualised Sterilised Surgcial Kit
  • Pain relief for three days post surgery (Dogs only/Cats pain relief inj that lasts up to three days)
  • Free recheck post surgery if any concerns
  • Stitches out after procedure (If required)