At the Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic we perform desexing procedures on a daily basis Monday through to Friday. Our most common desexing patients are dogs and cats

In most cases, we recommend desexing at 6mths of age. However, in female kittens we may recommend desexing from 5 months of age, particularly if owners are keen to let them outdoors. Male animals are castrated (removal of both testicles) whilst female animals are speyed (removal of both ovaries and the uterus).

Animals coming to the clinic for the desexing procedure will usually go home that same day, following their procedure being performed under modern balanced anaesthesia.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that our patients are as comfortable as possible both pre-operatively and post-operatively, with our nurses regularly checking and assessing our hospitalised patients throughout the day. All desexing patients are examined prior to their anaesthetic, pre-medicated, placed on an intravenous fluid drip during their anaesthetic and provided with anti-inflammatories and pain relief to ensure optimal comfort.

Intravenous fluids, analgesia, anti-inflammatory relief, post-operative examinations and suture removal are all included in our fixed desexing costs.

For more information on this topic please refer to Preparation for Surgery and Pet Care After Surgery.


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Nicole Qin  
I took my cat Mimi in for a check as he was a bit flat on last Wednesday and had yellow discharges from his eyes. Dr Ross was very patient and caring. She gave Mimi a thorough check and showed me how to give Mimi the antibiotics. Mimi is back to his normal self now. And the receptionist is friendly and caring too. Will definitely come back.

renae G  
I took my newly adopted cat in for a complimentary check and the staff were so amazing! Dr Victoria took the time to examine him thoroughly and help educate me with all my concerns and questions I had. The nursing staff were equally as amazing and gave me a lot of confidence to administer his medicine at home. I felt really looked after and relieved to have such an awesome local vet!

Thank you to all at the Ivanhoe Vet clinic for passed kindness and excellent care of my much loved, sadly deceased, dog Jess . So I have brought my new puppy, Bess. to you with confidence that you will look after her just as well

Bernie Gossip
First time at the clinic was recommended by someone else to go here, everyone was lovely, the vet was very knowledgeable and took really great care of my kitty, compared to other vets reasonably well priced as well. Will definitely be returning.

Ann Radcliff  
The team at Ivanhoe vet clinic have been fantastic looking after my dog and cats. A high level of care and very thorough. I would absolutely recommend them.

Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic
is rated at 4.9 based on 104 reviews.