Low-cost neutering scheme
We’ve teamed up with the University of Glasgow to offer a low-cost neutering programme for eligible cat and dog owners. The procedure will be carried out by final-year veterinary medicine students with supervision from a fully qualified vet.
We offer a limited number of neutering appointments for cats and dogs each week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at our Glasgow veterinary clinic:
Scottish SPCA Vet Clinic
125 Kinnell Avenue
Who is eligible?
The scheme is open to those living in the G1-G82 postcodes of Glasgow and for those in Paisley in the PA1-PA8 postcode area.
Dogs who have originated from or spent time in countries outside of the UK are not currently eligible due to the risk of brucellosis (see below).
How much does it cost?
How do I apply?
If you are eligible for our low-cost neutering scheme, you can apply by calling 0141 530 3741 and selecting option 3 between 10am and 3pm from Monday to Friday.
Please note: The waiting list for female dogs is currently closed due to high demand.
What do I need to know?
There are some mandatory requirements for your animal going into surgery, such as withholding food before the operation. Our teams will provide you with all the information you need prior to attending the appointment.
Why are some dogs exempt?
Dogs who have originated from or spent time in countries outside of the UK are not currently eligible for the low-cost neutering scheme due to the risk of brucellosis.
Canine brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria called Brucella canis (B.canis). The disease is endemic in countries including eastern and central Europe, the Americas, some parts of Asia and Africa.
The large number of dogs that have been imported from oversees in recent years has led to a sharp increase in the number of brucellosis cases seen in the UK.
Because the reproductive tract is affected by brucellosis, neutering surgery poses a risk not only to veterinary staff and students, but also to pet owners. Therefore, we have taken the decision to suspend the low-cost neutering scheme for all dogs that have either originated from or spent time in countries outside of the UK, for the time being, regardless of whether they have received a negative brucellosis blood test or not. We will continue to monitor the situation and may review this decision in the future.
If your dog is from outside the UK, or has travelled outside of the UK you should contact your vet who will be able to advise you with regards to testing or screening your dog for brucellosis, as well as neutering.