Why are some spays/neuters more costly while others are so "cheap?"
Here at HVH we highly recommend blood work, particularly clotting analysis testing, to be done before all surgical procedures, especially those that require any kind of anesthesia. We also offer pain management, including laser therapy, as numerous studies have shown that pets, just like humans, heal faster when they’re relieved from pain.
Why is blood work so important?
Before placing your pet under anesthesia, it is important to identify any health issues that may make anesthesia more risky. The comprehensive physical exam we perform before surgery can identify many concerns but blood testing can identify infections, organ dysfunction and other conditions that are not apparent through physical exam. Blood work provides a way to assess kidney and liver function, which is particularly important as the liver and kidneys are the primary routes that the anesthetics are broken down and removed from the body.
Remember to always do your research when comparing prices for spays and neuters. After all, pets are family!