North Reading


Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Our state-of-the-art surgical suite is equipped to perform a diverse range of surgical procedures, including spaying and neutering in North Reading, MA. What sets us apart is the availability of a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon who conducts orthopedic and intricate soft tissue surgeries right here in our facility, ensuring the highest level of expertise.


Anesthesia and Internal Medicine Consults


Ensuring your pet’s safety during surgical procedures is paramount to us. We utilize the safest anesthetics, particularly for our older or high-risk patients. Modern anesthetic monitors continuously track vital signs, providing an extra layer of security throughout the entire process.

Internal Medicine Consults

For complex cases, we collaborate with a visiting Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist who performs abdominal ultrasounds and echocardiograms, aiding in the diagnosis of intricate medical conditions.

What You Need to Know Before Your Pet’s Surgery

Preparing for your pet’s surgery involves making informed decisions. Here’s what you should know:

Is the Anesthetic Safe?

Modern anesthetic monitors have significantly enhanced safety. We conduct a thorough physical exam before administering anesthetics, adjusting type and amount based on your pet’s health. Preanesthetic blood testing is crucial for risk reduction.

Stitches and Post-Surgery Care

Most surgeries involve absorbable sutures beneath the skin. Skin stitches, if needed, are removed 10 to 14 days post-surgery. Postoperative care includes monitoring for swelling or discharge, restricting activity, and refraining from baths.

Pain Management

Pets, like humans, experience pain post-surgery. Our approach includes oral anti-inflammatories and pain injections during and after surgery, tailored to each case for optimal relief.

Additional Procedures

While under anesthesia, consider additional minor procedures like dentistry, ear cleaning, or microchip implantation. Plan ahead by calling for estimates on these services.

Decisions to Make

When dropping off your pet, allocate 5 to 10 minutes for paperwork and decisions on blood testing and additional services. A brief discussion during pick-up covers your pet’s home care needs.

Surgery Confirmation

We’ll call the night before your scheduled surgery to confirm drop-off time and address any questions. Feel free to reach out with queries about your pet’s health or surgery in the meantime.

Spaying or Neutering

This can be done around 6 months of age, with a pre-surgery exam, current vaccinations, and recommended pre-anesthetic blood screening.

Suture Removal and Other Questions

Sutures typically stay in for 10-14 days. Letting your pet have one litter is unnecessary, and spaying or neutering offers numerous advantages.

Pre-Anesthetic Blood Screening

A vital blood test performed before surgery to assess organ functions, blood counts, and clotting function, ensuring safety and healing capabilities.



At North Reading Veterinary Clinic, we prioritize your pet’s well-being at every step of the surgical journey. Have any questions on spaying and neutering in North Reading? Don’t hesitate to contact us – your pet’s health is our top priority.

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