Spay and Neutering Services for Pets

Despite their tireless efforts, animal shelters and rescue groups cannot properly care and find homes for pets in need. Overpopulation is a serious issue not only in our local community but all over the world. As a responsible pet owner, one of they easiest ways to help with this global issue is by getting your pet spayed or neutered. Please call us at 613.695.2060 to learn more.

Do indoor pets need to be fixed?

Yes. All it takes is a window or door left open for a few minutes for your pet to come into contact with another. In addition, spaying or neutering does more than just prevent your pet from reproducing their own offspring. These procedures come with several health benefits that may display differently from pet to pet. In general, spayed females will have zero risk of ovarian and uterine cancer. They will also have reduced chances of developing certain infections, breast tumours and aggressive behaviours. Neutered males will have reduced risk of testicular cancer, other prostate conditions, as well as the drive to roam.

How long does it take for pets to recover from spays or neuters?

Each patient is different but from our observation, most fully recover about 1 week after their surgery. This is approximately how long it takes for the incision wounds to fully recover. Some pets heal longer, while some heal faster. Following your veterinarian’s post-op care instructions will also influence your pet’s recovery rate.

How should I care for my pet after their spay/neuter surgery?

Each patient may require different post-op care but in general we recommend the following:

  • No vigorous exercise for at least 7 days after surgery
  • No licking/touching of the incisions
  • No baths or swimming for at least 7 days after surgery
  • Monitor their incision for signs of infection or inflammation

  • Last updated: June 24th, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Bank Street Hospital