Spay and Neuter


Pet spay and neuter services require an appointment. Please call 760-343-3477 x3 or schedule with us online below to make an appointment. Spaying and neutering is a humane way to control animal overpopulation, significantly reduces the euthanasia of unwanted cats and dogs, and helps minimize public health problems. Studies show that non-altered animals are susceptible to more diseases, and consequently spayed and neutered cats and dogs lead longer lives.

Animal Samaritans clinic specializes in performing spay/neuter surgeries. Our clinic is staffed by a licensed veterinarian and highly qualified support personnel. Spaying or neutering a companion animal is a humane means to reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats and the resulting euthanasia it causes. Having a cat or dog spayed or neutered contributes to the animal’s health and well-being. On average, Animal Samaritans spays and neuters up to 8,000 animals per year.

Spay & Neuter FAQs


Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Apply in 3 ways:
1. Please call 760-343-3477 ext. 3
2. Follow the link to book your appointment. – Online Appointment
3. Download a form to mail in. – Download Appointment Request


On the night before your appointment, your pet must have no food or water after 11:00pm.


Animal Check In: 7:30am – 8:00am, our scheduler will specify your check in time.

Animal Pick Up: 2:00pm – 4:30pm, our scheduler will specify your pick up time.

Dogs must be checked in on a leash or in a carrier; cats must be checked in inside a carrier. All veterinary services are performed at our new, state-of-the-art veterinary clinic, located at 72-120 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms, CA 92276 (at the Animal Campus next to Riverside County Animal Services).


Dogs Spay/Neuter (0 – 50lbs.): $125.43 (includes pain injection)
Dogs Spay/Neuter (50 – 100lbs.): $136.06 (includes pain injection)
Dogs Spay/Neuter (over 100lbs.): $167.95 (includes pain injection)
Cats Spay/Neuter: $102.04 (includes pain injection)

*Brachycephalic Dog breeds (dogs with wide heads and short snouts) require additional attention during surgery, and we charge $157.32 to spay/neuter them. Brachycephalic Dogs include: bull dogs, French bull dogs, Boston terriers, pugs, Japanese chin, Pekingnese, Brussels griffon, shihtzu, and other.

**The following cat breeds require additional attention during surgery, and we charge $157.32 to spay/neuter them.  These feline breeds include: Exotic Persians, Persians, Himalayans, Burmese and other.

Additional post-surgery pain relief injection is available upon request for under twenty dollars; we already give supplemental pain medication as part of the procedure: Post-surgery pain relief is recommended, but not mandatory.

There may be additional minor charges for the following: obese animals, females in heat or pregnant, males with undescended testicles, pyometra, hernia repair, deciduous teeth, and hard to handle animals.

Print out and read the Surgery Authorization and Consent Form. You will be asked to sign a copy when you check in your pet for surgery.



Please print Post-Operative Care Information Sheet following surgery as a reference.

Post Operative Care Information Sheet – English and Spanish