Before Surgery


Check-in is between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for dogs, domestic & feral cats, and rabbits. Arriving past 8:30 a.m. will result in a $20 late fee. The check-in time for pigs is at 9:00 am. 

Payment for services is due the morning of your pet’s appointment. Surgery will not be performed without full payment. Spay Memphis accepts cash and debit/credit cards as payment.

Please note: If your pet is actively taking a steroid-based medication or in the midst of heartworm treatment, they are not eligible for spay/neuter until 6 weeks after the last dose of medication. 

The night before your appointment, do not feed your pet after midnight the night before surgery; water is okay. Do not feed your pet breakfast the morning of their surgery. This does not apply to rabbits, please continue to feed them normally until they are brought in for surgery.

All dogs MUST be on a leash or in a pet carrier. All cats and rabbits must arrive in a carrier or trap. Domestic cats can arrive in the same carrier, but ALL cats must leave in separate carriers. We have cardboard carriers available for $5 if needed. Kennels or crates are highly encouraged for pigs.

An intake form and surgery release must be completed the morning of your pet’s surgery. If we have your email on file, you will have the option to complete this digitally. If not, paper versions are available below or at our clinic on the morning of your appointment. One per pet must be filled out.

Disclaimer: Spay Memphis reserves the right to refuse service to anyone arriving after our check-in time of 8:30 a.m. Arriving after the clinic’s check-in time may forfeit your appointment slot.