SpayXperts – What Sets Us Apart
24 Hour Post-op Aftercare
If you took your pet to another veterinary clinic to have your pet spayed or neutered, then in most cases, you’d be able to reach the clinic for follow up care during normal business hours. But what happens if you have an emergency or you forgot to ask an important question? Well that is where SpayXperts excels!
When we are not at the office, we forward the phone to our personal cell phones. Plus during overnight hours, we reserve a special phone number for only our surgery patients. All our missed calls get forwarded to our email whether you choose to leave a message or not, so we usually call you back just in case.
What makes our clinic better than full service veterinary clinics?
- It is clearly the experience factor. At a full service veterinary clinic, a busy surgery schedule may be 15-20 per week. We do 4-5 times that many every week. If you had to have knee surgery, would you want someone who does 1 a week or someone who does 50 a week?
- We focus all our education and training on spay and neuter not treating diabetic cats, performing dental cleanings, or doing knee surgery on dogs.
- Since we only invest in spay and neuter equipment, we have the best. We don’t have $40,000-80,000 tied up in an X-ray machine we use 4 or 5 times a day or $20,000-30,000 in lab equipment we have to use 8-10 times a day.
- Because of our experience performing literally thousands of successful surgeries, we have managed to perfect the spay and neuter procedure for dogs and cats. In fact our facility is arranged and optimized for one thing, to perform spay and neuter surgery efficiently and at the highest level.
- It’s just a better experience for you and your pet, and the icing on the cake is, it’s affordable. While others are trying to convince you that a $200-$400 spay is reasonable, we optimized the way it is done, reducing the cost and increasing the standard.
What makes our clinic better than other spay/neuter clinics?
- First, we have a staff of Xperts! Only the best can call themselves Xperts!
- SpayXperts is veterinarian owned which preserves the patient first mentality (Veterinarians are bound by oath to do the best for the patient). While others focus on how many surgeries they can do, we focus on doing the best for each patient.
- Because our Xpert reputation is on the line and we depend on our anesthesia machines, monitors, instruments and sterilizer, we make sure that all of our equipment is top notch and well maintained.
- SpayXperts employs Xpert Surgery Technicians & Assistants. We do not trust volunteers to monitor your recovering pet.
- Repeat business and referrals say a lot about our service! Every week, we see satisfied clients return with their second or third pet and praise our staff saying how quickly and painlessly their pets have recovered. And thanks to word of mouth recommendations by our satisfied customers we have clients who have literally traveled hours for our spay and neuter service.
- Finally, we don’t skimp on anesthesia or pain medicine. Our medicines are not the cheapest, but they are the safest and the best!
Meet Veterinarian & Owner, Dr. Jake Boyer
Sure you can go to another veterinarian for spay and neuter, but wouldn’t you prefer to go to one whose specific focus is spay and neuter, one that devotes all of his ongoing education to it, and knows firsthand what the pain of abdominal surgery can be like. If peace of mind is important to you, then please read on.
Ongoing education and why it’s important for you and your pet
Dr. Boyer uses journals like Clinician’s Brief and the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) plus interactive online courses from IDEXX to continue his education and be aware of new medications, equipment, and techniques. He has also attended the National Spay and Neuter Conference in Chicago, Illinois 2008, participated in the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association spay and neuter surgical suite at the OK state fair in 2008/2009, and uses veterinary forums like VIN (Veterinary Information Network) and VASG.org (Veterinary Anesthesia Support Group) to keep current knowledge and techniques. Dr. Boyer passes new information on to his staff through monthly staff meetings and relevant articles from the sources mentioned above.
Examples of how a veterinarian’s education benefits you and your pet
In the past, veterinarians have recommended spay or neuter after animals were physically mature because it was not known if it was safe to do it before. Then we learned that the risk for breast cancer actually increases with each heat cycle, so recommendations changed to 6 months old. Most recently shelters, rescues, & other adoption groups have learned that if animals are not spayed or neutered before they are adopted, they rarely have it done. So they funded studies on early age spay and neuter, as young as 6-8 weeks old. The studies showed that there is a significant anesthesia risk for patients less than 2 pounds. Over 2 pounds, there are actually many advantages to early spay and neuter. The process is easier at a younger age because their metabolism is so much faster, they eliminate the anesthetic medications and wake up faster, the tissue is more elastic which means less pulling and tugging for the surgeon, which translates into less pain for the patient, and tissue growth and subsequent healing are at their peak.
There are always some who believe this causes growth problems for large breed dogs like Great Danes. They cite studies that show abnormal bone growth in dogs spayed at early ages, but the studies only show an association and not a cause. The affected dogs could experience the abnormal bone growth whether or not they are spayed or neutered. Having done all ages and sizes, we think the absolute best time is 3-6 months old, old enough to do well with anesthesia, but still young enough to reap the benefits described previously.
It’s the same for cats and dogs. Smaller breeds like Yorkies or Chihuahuas sometimes need to be closer to 6 months to reach 2-3 pounds, but every pet should be done by 6 months old because the first heat cycle is 8-10 months if not before. Additionally, male dogs done by 6 months old tend not to learn the nasty male behaviors like urine marking, roaming to find a mate, and aggression toward other males. Neutering does NOT remove their instinct to protect their yard or owner etc.
As you can see if a veterinarian does not continue his or her education, they will miss out on important changes and new techniques necessary to be the best they can be for their patients. If you needed a surgical procedure done, would you not want to go to a surgeon who is always up to date on the latest techniques? We think you would and you’d want nothing less for your pet as well!
We Do It Better, For Less! Give us a call today, 405-217-9700 in Norman, 817-482-6102 in Fort Worth.