Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter

Dr. Deena performs a minimally invasive laparoscopic ovariectomy, known as LOVE – Laparoscopic OVariEctomy.

As your trusted veterinary practice, we constantly strive to improve the treatment of our patients through ongoing training and investment in modern medical technology. Laparoscopic spaying is among these services.  Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for performing abdominal surgery through tiny incisions in the abdominal wall.  Our endoscopes magnify the organs and offer brilliant imaging to allow the extremely precise surgical techniques. You and your pet can benefit from the reduced trauma made possible with endoscopic surgery such as the laparoscopic spay.  Whether and how you have your pet spayed always depends on your individual situation. Therefore we invite you to discuss options and support you in making the right decision for your pet.


Spaying is a common surgical procedure performed on female cats and dogs. The process is called an ovariohysterectomy and involves removing the patient’s uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, rendering the animal incapable of reproduction. Narra Veterinary Clinic veterinarians can advise you on the best time to have this done, but it should be ideally before the pet’s first heat cycle.


  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
  • Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors
  • Remove the possibility of uterine infections

What to expect after surgery

Spaying is a major surgery requiring 10-14 days of recovery time. Recovery may also include pain medication and lethargy is common for the first couple of days following the procedure.


Neutering is performed on male cats and dogs. This process castrates the animal, removing their testicles and making them unable to impregnate females. Narra Veterinary Clinic veterinarians can advise you on the best time to have this done based on your pet’s breed and size when fully grown.


  • Placates the animal, reducing aggressive behavior and decreasing dominant tendencies
  • Reduces roaming and spraying (territory marking)
  • Eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate tumors

What to expect after surgery
Pets will be sent home with pain medications, sedation and ecollar or after surgery wear shirt.

To learn more about spaying and neutering, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 503-213-4911.