The Spay 2 Save Mobile Clinic is returning to the Crystal Coast providing high quality, low-cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats. Our highly experienced medical team is headed by Dr. Julie Uherka-Parker who shares the mission of reducing the overpopulation/euthanizing of dogs and cats to ensure a quality of life for every animal. Currently residing in Swansboro, Dr. Julie has practiced veterinary medicine in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, New York state and now North Carolina. "In my experience as a vet working in these different places, I have seen first-hand the burden of unwanted kittens and puppies, cats and dogs, on our already full-shelters. The only way to address this problem directly is to spay and neuter our pets.”
In preparation of the new schedule, the entire medical team is receiving 2 weeks of one-on-one training from the ASPCA National Spay/Neuter Project in New York City as well as 'on the ground' - in our own state of the art mobile surgical van in Carteret County - learning the newest surgical techniques and procedures for spaying and neutering cats and dogs.
Spay 2 Save Mobile Clinic will operate as a year-round low cost spay and neuter clinic at various locations throughout Carteret, Craven and Onslow Counties. The Clinic is a custom-built, fully-equipped 33- foot mobile van. Pet owners, shelters and caretakers may call 252-622-2373 to schedule an appointment. Drop off is typically at 8:15 AM, and pick up is later the same day. Payments are cash only; no checks or credit cards will be accepted.
The spay/neuter cost is $95 for dogs ($25 additional charge will apply for dogs over 50 pounds). The cost to spay/neuter a cat is $60 and a reduced rate is available for feral cats. Prices include a wellness check, rabies vaccination, and distemper-parvo vaccine for dogs and feline distemper vaccine for cats. Every patient will receive a physical exam by the veterinarian prior to surgery. Cats and dogs can be spayed or neutered when they weigh three pounds, typically as young as three months of age. It's recommended that female pets are spay before their first heat, which can be as early as four months old. Clients will be referred to local veterinarians for regular follow-up care.
For more details about the clinic, fees for services, and our scheduled locations, or to inquire about hosting a clinic, please visit the Spay 2 Save website at www.mobilespay.org or call 252-622-2373.
Spay 2 Save Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic, an Encore Pets’ mission, is a non profit organization dedicated to reducing the pet-overpopulation problem in Eastern North Carolina’s coastal communities. Our goal is to provide permanent, accessible, and affordable high-quality spay/neuter services to pet owners/caretakers and rescue organizations without regard to income to reduce the number of cats and dogs that end up homeless in our local shelters or stray.