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ABC is currently only able to accept spay/neuter patients within McLennan County. This is caused by a significant nationwide shortage of veterinarians, especially those that focus on high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter. If you are on a type of low-income government assistance and would like us to review an exception, use the Note field in the online appointment request process. 

Review each helpful tip before scheduling a surgery appointment.

Surgery patients must be between 3 months (12 weeks) and 7 years of age

  • Each must have a current rabies vaccination prior seeing us, or provided on the day of surgery. Bring the medical record on the morning of surgery, if vaccinations are current. We can also provide other core vaccinations, microchips, heartworm testing, and flea/tick and heartworm prevention on the day of surgery.​ Let us know what you need. Prices are here:

  • Heartworm Testing and Flea/Tick Products: If your pet is current on its vaccinations or your dog is currently receiving monthly heartworm prevention (with a test in the last 12 months) bring a copy of the prevention purchases and test results on the morning of surgery, or email This will avoid the need for another heartworm test and allow you to purchase heartworm/flea/tick product on the day of surgery. Note what you need. We are unable to request veterinary records on the date of surgery.

  • Pregnant or in-heat cats (and dogs) can be spayed.

  • Rescheduling - If your schedule changes and you cannot keep the appointment, text 254-776-7303 or email at least 24 hours in advance so the opening can be used by another pet. We book 3+ weeks out.

  • Request a surgery appointment online. Use the Notes field to mention that your cat or dog is pregnant, ask a question, or give the scheduler information. 

  • You will receive an email after your appointment has been reviewed and approved 2-3 business days after scheduling. You will also be contacted with a text and/or call, and a reminder email 1-2 days prior to your pet's surgery appointment.

  • Multi Pet Tip: if you have more than one pet to bring on one day, choose 2-3 days beyond the first available spot to help ensure that the number of spots you need are available. Ask the scheduler to combine appointment dates in the Note field. You may be asked to place a deposit. 

  • Drop off - 7:15am-8:15am       Pick up - 4:00pm-5:00pm; we close at 5:30pm   (Saturdays - pick up between 2:00pm-3:00pm)

Special Instructions for Cats
Whether a cat arrives in a trap or carrier makes no difference in price or potential funding, if needed. ABC's need for appointments to be scheduled for cooperative cats and kittens in carriers is capacity-related. Cats that are spicy about being picked up and/or placed into a carrier, should be captured in humane traps for safety. Containment is uncertain, so appointments are not needed for cats or kittens in traps. The kitties that can be safely placed into a carrier any day, need an appointment since this containment process is calm and predictable.
  • One cat per carrier or crate, ensuring it's top and door is assembled securely. Use strong zip ties, if needed.

  • Place only a sheet or two of newspaper, a puppy pad, or an old hand towel (to donate) inside the carrier. 

  • If an outdoor cat hasn't been previously placed in a carrier or trap calmly, do a dry run or you must use a trap

  • Outdoor, spicy cats arriving in a cat traps do not need to schedule a surgery appointment. 

Financial Assistance 

If you are on low-income government assistance or need a portion of the surgery cost sponsored by a donor, one-time household help with the cost of surgery and microchip may be available. Use the Note field to mention your need. If you have received surgery funding help in the past, you may still use the clinic's services at our regular, subsidized, partially donor-funded prices.

Donate when you can

Our surgery prices are significantly below our actual expenses so that most can afford our base fees. When you can give, donations are needed for sustainability and deeply appreciated! Spay it forward when you are able. 

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