Desexing operations at the clinic are performed under general anaesthetic, using a sterile technique. Pain relief is always given.

Desexing Male Cats:

Desexing Male Cats:
The procedure involves removing the testicles through one small incision in the scrotum. There are no external stitches and recovery time is very fast. Occasionally, one or both the testicles are retained in the cat’s abdomen and do not appear under the cat’s tail as normal. In this case, the veterinarian has to perform a much more complicated operation to retrieve the testicles. If they are left in the abdomen they can become cancerous.

Once your cat is neutered, he will:

  • Be far less likely to fight with other cats, and therefore less likely to receive wounds or abscesses
  • Be less likely to wander
  • Have urine that doesn't smell as strongly as an unneutered cat’s
  • Have less chance of FIV infection (feline aids)

Desexing Female Cats:

When desexing cats, Dr Chris will make as small an incision as possible in order to reduce recovery time and infection. He removes the ovaries and uterus and sutures everything closed using hidden stitching so your cat can’t pull all of its stitches out.

Unspayed female cats regularly get pregnant and can produce litters of 3-5 kittens, two to three times per year.

Once your cat is spayed she:

  • Cannot get pregnant
  • Will not call for mates
  • Has less chance of FIV infection (feline aids)
  • Will not suffer from infection of the uterus (pyometra)
  • Has a reduced risk of mammary (breast) cancer

Desexing Male Dogs:

The desexing procedure for male dogs is similar but this is  a bigger   surgery  that  requires   asepsis   and  suture  techniques  to  prevent post op bleeding  and  infection.  Stitches   are  under the   skin  so  hidden    so   your    dog   doesnt   chew   the   sutures  out

Once your dog is neutered he will:

  • Not want to roam or chase female dogs in “heat”
  • Be less likely to be aggressive towards other dogs, especially other male dogs
  • Have a reduced likelihood of prostate cancer
  • Be less likely to mount and mark/urine on everything

Desexing Female Dogs:

The desexing procedure for female dogs is nearly identical , just   on a   bigger scale , to the procedure for desexing female cats.

Once your dog is spayed she:

  • Cannot get pregnant
  • Will no longer come into season or on “heat”. This avoids the nuisance of having to keep her away from other dogs and having to clean up bloody discharge.
  • Will not suffer from infection of the uterus (pyometra)
  • Will have a reduced risk of mammary (breast) cancer

All rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs, etc. can be desexed to reduce aggression and prevent population explosions, as well as preventing mammary cancer and uterine complications.

Rabbits   get  uterine  cancer  at  3-5 years  of age  so  should  be   desexed 

Female rats   just about  all  get Mammary  cancer  at  2 years of age  if  not  sexed 

If you have an Emergency with your pet during our closed hours please see under Services  page   for a list Emergency clinics in Auckland.

Please do not go to the emergency clinic if it is not urgent/life threatening. ( Runny eyes/nose , coughing , limping , itching & etc can wait until the morning to be seen by our day vet ) 

If you are very worried or unsure if you are dealing with an emergency about your pet after clinic hours and you are a client with us you can reach Dr Chris on his emergency phone until 10pm or again from 7am each  day 

 - Dr Chris Laurenson - 027 544 4427 


Normanby Road Vet Clinic

Normanby Road Vet Clinic offers a range of friendly and professional vet services for cats, dogs and other animals. From vaccinations to microchipping and even surgeries, we can help your pets remain happy and healthy. Our clinic is easily accessible from all areas of Auckland.