Spay and Neuter Clinic

The Seattle Animal Shelter public spay and neuter clinic is temporarily closed and not accepting appointment requests for surgery at this time. 

If you need to schedule spay or neuter surgery, you may want to consider contacting your regular veterinarian or choose from the following list of resources provided by PAWS.org:  https://www.paws.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Spay-Neuter-Resources-UPDATED-10-11-2018.pdf   The spay and neuter clinic is able to accommodate medically urgent surgeries, such as pregnancy, pyometra or other urgent spay or neuter-related procedures, on a very limited, case-by-case basis. Please let us know via email if you are in need of medically urgent surgery. spayneuterclinic@seattle.gov 

Why choose the Seattle Animal Shelter Spay and Neuter Clinic?

The Spay and Neuter Clinic at the Seattle Animal Shelter is committed to providing compassionate and quality care to your pet and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to any dog or cat in need. Our promise is to take good care of both you and your pet.

  • We specialize in spay/neuter surgeries, from the very simple to the very complicated. Our clinic does not accept walk-in appointments or emergencies, so we can remain completely focused on the pets in our care.
  • Our veterinarians are experienced and have performed thousands of surgeries over the years. The other members of the surgical team are skilled licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs).
  • We have a wide range of anesthetic options and can select the one that is best suited for your pet.
  • Each surgery is performed with an individual steam-sterilized surgical pack, and our suture material is the same as used in human surgeries.
  • Our surgical team closely monitors each pet's vital signs including breathing rate, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure and even EKG (if indicated).
  • We practice pre-emptive analgesia (pain management). Each pet receives pain medication before even feeling any pain, which means fewer drugs and less discomfort for your pet.
  • All dogs, cats and rabbits will receive a small green tattoo near their incision, which is a universal sign of spay or neuter surgery.