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At our Community Vet Clinic, we offer free and low-cost neutering services.

We offer free and low-cost neutering services.

Currently, we’re only able to offer outpatient neutering appointments to dogs as our Vet team are working through a backlog of unneutered feral, stray and community cats. With neutering services on hold last year due to the pandemic, we’ve seen a surge in kitten births from unneutered females, an increase in abandoned cats and kittens and an increase in the numbers of feral and stray cats in London. Read more about our Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) programme to find out how we work with our Animal Welfare Officers to help control the local feral cat population.

If you have a cat that needs neutering, click here to see if they are eligible under the C4 scheme or contact us to find out if your cat is eligible for neutering under our Pick & Snip programme.

Want to get the facts on neutering?

A simple, quick and low-risk procedure - most animals will be in and out of the Clinic within one day.

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Book an appointment

Our outpatient neutering services are available by appointment only. Please contact us to book an appointment.

Neutering is an essential part of responsible pet ownership.

The neutering procedure offers a humane and permanent solution to unwanted litters and also reduces the risk of your pet developing certain cancers and other diseases. Your pet will also be less likely to develop unwanted behaviours such as roaming, spraying and fighting with other animals.

It is a simple, quick and low-risk procedure - most animals will be in and out of the Clinic within one day. We neuter cats from the age of 8-9 weeks and dogs from the age of 12 weeks. We will always make an individual assessment of each animal before each procedure.

What do we offer?

Our Community Vet Clinic offers free and low-cost neutering for cats, dogs and rabbits.

Cost breakdown

Dog neutering (males and females)

Cost: £65

Includes after surgery pain relief and buster collar.

Cat neutering (males and females)

Cost: £35

Includes after surgery pain relief and buster collar.

Pregnant spays or retained testicles (cats and dogs)

Cost: additional costs from £50.

Rabbits (males and females)

Cost: £60.

Free cat neutering

We offer free neutering for some cats under the C4 Scheme. The scheme was created by the major animal charities in London to tackle cat overpopulation. You are eligible for free cat neutering if:
• You live locally to Mayhew, in addition to meeting at least one of the following criteria
• You own the cat and receive state benefit, state pension, council tax benefits or housing benefits
• You are a full time student
• You are on a low household income
• The cat is a stray that you have been feeding for at least 14 days

Neutering itself is free. There is a small charge of £13.29, which includes microchipping, post-op analgesia and a buster collar (we cannot offer a discount if the cat is already microchipped).

Proof that the owner is eligible must be provided on the day of your appointment.

To find out more, please visit the C4 scheme guide.

For more information on the benefits of neutering your cat, click here.

We also offer a free Pick & Snip scheme for cats and dogs.

We collect cats and dogs, bring them to our Clinic for neutering and return them. Find out more about this scheme.

We are RCVS accredited

We are delighted to have achieved accreditation under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme. In order to achieve this we have undergone a rigorous assessment by an inspector from the RCVS to ensure that we are providing a high standard of care for our patients and clients.

Mayhew partners with the University of Surrey

We are pleased to announce that our Community Vet Clinic has become the host practice for 4th year veterinary students at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine to receive their surgical training. Students are participating in twice-weekly neutering clinics and performing procedures under the close supervision of surgical and anaesthesia specialists from the university, helping them build vital skills to prepare them for their veterinary careers. Look out for them on Tuesdays and Wednesdays if you are bringing your pet into the clinic! We're very grateful for the generosity of our Mayhew donors who contributed to our on-site training suites.