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Male dogs can be castrated (or neutered) from 10 months of age.

Having a dog castrated is a significant surgical procedure. It can be a worrying time for owners, so we have detailed below how we will care for your dog during his stay with us. We not only ensure that he is happy, calm, relaxed and well cared for during his stay, but we also ensure the very best of professional care and expertise from admission though to anaesthesia, surgery, recovery, discharge and post-op care. If you have any questions regarding having your dog castrated, please contact us on 01793 528341 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that our prices are specific to the level and standard of care that we provide at Eastcott Vets, they cannot be used as a like-for-like comparison with other vets as our procedures will not be the same. The procedure detailed below is unique to Eastcott Vets. Not all vets will provide the same level of care.

On Admission

  • Your pet will receive pre-op checks, after which he will be given a pre-med injection. This pre-med will help him to feel calm, reducing the amount of anaesthetic we need to use. It ensures a gentle recovery from the anaesthetic and contains morphine-based pain relief

  • He will then be settled into our dog ward where we have Pet Remedy and Adaptil plug-ins which diffuse calming scents to help keep patients relaxed and stress-free

  • Each patient has an intravenous cannula placed (usually) in the vein in the front leg. This allows us direct access for drugs and fluid, before, during, and after surgery.


Anaesthesia & Surgery

  • The anaesthetic is administered in our quiet secluded induction room. Once the hair is clipped from the area and the area is 'scrubbed up', patients are wheeled to our operating theatres. We have dedicated theatres with very high standards of sterility. Surgical scrubs, shoes, gloves, masks and hats are worn by all staff in theatres. Additionally, the surgeon wears a sterile gown and gloves

  • Specialist medical 'Bair hugger' warming blankets are used to keep patients warm during the procedure - other warming devices can risk harming anaesthetised patients

  • Trained nurses monitor and record blood pressure, ECG, oxygen levels and temperature throughout the anaesthetic

  • Intravenous fluid therapy is given during all anaesthetics to help support circulation and blood pressure

  • Pain relief is given before and after surgery.


During Recovery

  • We have dedicated recovery kennels where patients are monitored during recovery until they are able to fully support their head and their temperature is normal - this can be the most critical part of any procedure that involves an anaesthetic

  • We have a purpose built oxygen kennel if additional support is required

  • A light meal is offered on recovery.


After Surgery

  • A nurse will discharge your dog and explain how best to care for him from that evening until the wound is fully healed

  • Pain relief is provided to ensure that your dog is kept comfortable

  • Your pet will come back for a free check-up 3-5 days after surgery

  • If skin stitches are present then they will be removed at a free check 10-14 days after the operation


*please note that the price quoted is for a dog with both testicles descended. If you have a dog with a retained testicle, please contact the surgery for advice 01793 528341

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Eastcott Vets

Edison Park Clinic & Hospital, Hindle Way, Dorcan Way, Swindon, SN3 3FR

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Tel: 01793 528341

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Eastcott Vets

Bath Road Clinic, 59 Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AU

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Eastcott Vets

Cricklade Road Clinic, 6 Clive Parade, Swindon, SN2 1AJ

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