Spay/Neuter Clinic Information

How our Clinic Works

Our non-profit mission is to provide high-quality spay/neuter services to the general public at cost.  All surgeries are by appointment only. 

  1. Review our Services and Pricing
  2. Make an Appointment
  3. Review Pre-Appointment Instructions
  4. Review our After-Care Instructions

Directions to All the Fixin’s

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Needing Low-Cost Vaccines?

Seeking affordable vaccinations in our area? We recommend Pet Shots Express in Canton.  All the Fixin’s currently only provides vaccines to animals at the time of their surgery.


We are not a substitute for a Primary-care veterinarian.

We are a high quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic. We do not provide examinations or vaccinations to the general public, only to animals having a spay/neuter procedure or those that have recently been seen by us.  We do not perform procedures outside of our spay/neuter mission.

Support your local Veterinarian. They are an important part of our community and your companion-animal’s health.


Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Alternatives

There are a number of high-quality, low-cost alternatives for spay/neuter in the metro-Atlanta area.

Clinic Aftercare Instructions

Surgery After‐Care Instructions


(Please Read Carefully)                           

  • Your companion animal will act drowsy and unstable for several hours after surgery. The total effects of the anesthesia will not be gone until tomorrow. It is common for animals to shake and act uncoordinated when waking up after surgery. This is normal and caused by the anesthetic drugs. Older animals and physically stressed animals can take a longer period of time to recover.

  • It is not unusual for dogs to whine or whimper the evening of their surgery as the anesthesia drugs wear off.  This is not a symptom of pain, but a display of general anxiety over not feeling quite normal after the day’s events.  Comfort them and remember that your companion animal has just had surgery and needs time to rest and heal.

  • The surgical area may be slightly swollen and red for a day or so. A lump will form as the suture material begins to break down and scar tissue forms. This is normal if there is no redness or drainage, and the incision is not hot to the touch. Please call if you notice any of these problems with the animal’s incision.

The first few days after surgery follow these guidelines:

  • Keep your companion animal quiet tonight and in a warm comfortable place. Anesthetics impede your animal’s ability to control its body temperature. Do not leave your companion animal outside in the cold and make sure to keep it cool in hot weather, until the anesthetics wear off.

  • Keep your companion animal away from children and other animals. Surgical anesthetics can leave your companion animal confused or aggressive when waking up. It may not realize who is handling it, so use caution. Do not leave your companion animal where it could fall until the sedation wears off. Be especially careful with stairs.

  • Because your companion animal received a general anesthetic today, give lighter amounts of water and food tonight. Feeding or watering your companion animal excessively may cause vomiting and/or diarrhea.  If the animal does not want to eat, its appetite should return to normal within 24 hours of surgery.

  • Please do not allow your companion animal to lick or chew at the incision!  This can cause infection and may loosen or pull out sutures. Our surgeon’s always recommend the purchase of an E‐collar. You must monitor your animal’s behavior carefully and make sure it is not excessively licking or chewing the incision.

  • Unless specifically told otherwise, your companion animal will not need to have any sutures removed as they are beneath the skin and will dissolve.

  • Do not allow your companion animal to get wet for 10 days after surgery.

  • Do not self‐medicate your animal or give any type of pain medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen without your regular veterinarian’s permission to do so. (Without proper administration, over‐the‐counter pain medications can cause serious injury and even death to dogs and cats.) We provide every animal with a 24‐hour pain injection immediately after surgery.

  • Should you have any questions or concerns about your companion animal, a All the Fixin’s technician can be reached at 770‐710‐9599 until 9:00 pm the night of the surgical procedure.  At any other time, call or text the All the Fixin’s at 770‐599-7585 and leave a message. Someone will return your call generally within 24-48 hours. While we are always willing to see an animal for aftercare issues, be aware that these contact numbers are for non-emergency questions.  All after care is ultimately the responsibility of the companion animal owner.

THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING!

  • Studies show that one female dog and her descendants can produce as many as 67,000 dogs in six years.
  • In seven years, a single unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce up to 420,000 kittens. Sadly, most of these animals meet premature deaths as strays or euthanized in shelters.

Thank you for being a responsible companion‐animal owner!  In our eyes, you are a hero!

Pre-Clinic Instructions

Please follow these simple directions to make your clinic visit as easy as possible. To schedule an appointment, visit Make An Appointment on our website.

Prepare your Animal for Surgery

  • No food or snacks after 11pm the evening prior to surgery.
  • Animals can have LIMITED water overnight, but take it up in the morning.
  • If your animal is current on its rabies vaccine, bring a copy of your current rabies certificate.
  • We will provide a rabies vaccine for $10 if you cannot provide a rabies certificate.

Drop-off and Pick-up

  • Our drop-off times are between 7:45am and 8:45am.
  • Please call or text if you are delayed. The phone number for the clinic is 770-599-7585.
  • We will call or text you with a release time for your animal approximately 1-2 hours prior Please be punctual and note that all animals will need to be picked up by 3:30-4 pm the day of your clinic.
  • Dogs must be brought in on a leash (small dogs may use a carrier). Cats must be brought in a secure carrier. One animal per carrier is best.
  • You need to have secure control over your animal(s).   Be aware that other animals will be present.  If you need help, leave your animal in the car and come inside to ask a staff member to assist you. 
  • If you believe you have an animal with aggressive tendencies please let us know beforehand so that we can be better prepared to assist you.

Clinic Location

  • Our physical address is: 310 Gilmer Ferry Road Ball Ground 30107.
  • Our entrance is in the rear of the building.
  • Please note that you must turn onto Old Dawsonville Road to reach our entrance at the rear of the building.

Payment

  • All fees are payable at time of drop off in cash, debit or credit.
  • (a $3 surcharge per animal will be added for credit/debit).
  • We do not accept CareCredit as payment.
  • Please try and bring correct change if paying with cash.

Finally, please note that All the Fixin’s is not a substitute for a regular veterinarian. We operate as a high quality, low-cost spay/neuter program. We do not offer vaccine verification, test results to third parties or prescriptions for conditions outside the scope of our services offered at the time of the surgical procedure. We will provide you a receipt detailing the services provided to your companion animal at pick-up.

Make An Appointment

To make an appointment fill in the form below and use the submit button to send us your information. We will contact you via email to finalize the appointment.  Please use the comments section to describe any potential or known medical conditions.

Expect to receive a reply via email within 48 hours.  Appointment dates are conditional until confirmed.  We try our best to schedule according to your preferred clinic date, but we must schedule each clinic based on an appropriate mix of species, gender and weight.

If you are using a Certificate from Be-Paws We Care, please make note of it in the comment section.

 

Support Our Cause

We are always in need of simple items that can be dropped off at the clinic (please check our schedule).  Also consider shipping directly from your favorite online retailer directly to All the Fixin’s at 310 Gilmer Ferry Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107.

  • Amazon online Needs List
  • Unscented Bleach
  • Unscented Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Trash Bags (Large & Medium)
  • Cloth towels
  • Walmart or Office Supply Gift Cards

All the Fixin’s clinic is designed to be as affordable as possible to the general public.

We ask our patrons to pay only the actual costs associated with their animal’s alteration. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to have their animal altered in a high quality clinic at a reasonable price.

Donations play a significant role in our ability to keep our costs low.  If you believe in our cause and are in a position to help, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our organization.

We would like to acknowledge everyone who shares in our work – our board members and volunteers, our wonderful veterinarians and vet techs, the clinic staff, our steadfast donors and especially our clients.  It takes all of us to make the difference.  And we are making a difference. 

Thank you for your generous support.

CatSnip Cares Foundation Board of Directors

 


 

Services and Pricing

Spay/Neuter Fees

Cats

  • Male             $50
  • Female        $70
  • TNR Cats   $40 (male or female, includes an FVRCP vaccine and Rabies vaccine.  TNR Cats must arrive in a trap and receive an ear-tip to qualify.)

Male Dogs

  • Small            $95
  • Medium      $105
  • Large           $125
  • X-Large      $155

Female Dogs

  • Small            $100
  • Medium      $110
  • Large           $130
  • X-Large      $160
  • A 1-Year Rabies vaccine will be given for an additional $10 if proof of current vaccination is not provided at time of service.
  • A post-operative pain injection and courtesy nail trim are included at no additional charge if needed.  Additional pain meds may be purchased on the day of your animal’s appointment.
  • We provide all dogs and cats with a small green-line tattoo mark adjacent to their incision to facilitate future veterinary examinations.
  • We do not charge any additional fees for female animals in heat but do ask that you tell us ahead of time so we can plan our schedule accordingly.
  • Pregnant animals will be charged an additional amount based on trimester as determined by the veterinarian at the time of surgery.
  • Females with hydrometra or pyometra will be charged an additional amount based on severity as graded by the veterinarian at the time of surgery.
  • Male cats and dogs that are cryptorchid (undescended testicle) will be charged an additional $25 per undescended testicle.  We must be informed of your animal’s condition at the time you make the appointment so we can set aside the required amount of time on our schedule.
The following additional services are available on the day of surgery and can be added when you check in:
(Please note that we only provide services for animals having surgery)

Additional Services for Cats
(Only available at time of surgery)
Microchip                            $25  Includes free lifetime registration
FVRCP                                  $20  Standard Annual vaccine
FELV vaccine                    $25  Feline Leukemia vaccine
FIV/FeLV test                   $35 Rapid test for FIV/FeLV in cats

Combo Dewormer         $15  Full-spectrum dewormer
Oral Bupernorphine      $12 for 3 doses of additional take-home pain meds
E-collar                                $10  Prevent licking after surgery
Flea Preventative          $12 Vectra 30-day topical preventative

Additional Medical Charges for Cats
(Additional medical charges are based on veterinarian’s discretion)
1st Trimester Pregnancy    $15
2nd Trimester Pregnancy  $30
3rd Trimester Pregnancy   $45
Grade 1 Hydro/Pyo                $15
Grade 2 Hydro/Pyo               $30
Grade 3 Hydro/Pyo               $40
Additional Anesthesia         $10

Additional Services for Dogs

(Only available at time of surgery)

Microchip                         $25  Includes free lifetime registration
DHLPP                               $20  Standard Annual vaccine
Bordetella                         $20  Kennel cough vaccine
Combo Dewormer       $15-$40 Full-spectrum (weight based)
Pain Medication            $12  Additional take-home pain meds
E-collar                              $12  Prevent licking after surgery
Heartworm Test           $35  Test for Heartworms

Flea Preventative        $12 Vectra 30-day topical preventative
Flea & Tick                      $15 Vectra 30-day topical preventative

Additional Medical Charges for Dogs
(Additional medical charges are based on veterinarian’s discretion)
1st Trimester Pregnancy     $15-$30 based on weight
2nd Trimester Pregnancy   $30-$45 based on weight
3rd Trimester Pregnancy    $45-$60 based on weight
Grade 1 Hydro/Pyo                 $15-$30 based on weight
Grade 2 Hydro/Pyo                $30-$45 based on weight
Grade 3 Hydro/Pyo                $45-$60 based on weight

Additional Anesthesia         $15

We always recommend microchips ($25) if finances allow.  For dogs needing a standard vaccine our veterinarians recommend the DHLPP combo vaccine ($20).  For cats the FVRCP combo vaccine ($20) is recommended along with the FELV vaccine ($25).  Preventative de-worming is available and we can also apply topical flea treatment for $10-$15 per dose (one month).