The Heaven Can Wait Spay/Neuter Clinic
Heaven Can Wait opened Nevada’s first private, non-profit Spay/Neuter Clinic in June 2009. The goal of our clinic is to provide sterilization to 10,000 - 15,000 high-risk animals that otherwise would have been left to continually have litters in the community. This uncontrolled birth
rate is responsible for over 30,000 animals a year being killed at our local shelters simply because they run out of room. We will never make a positive impact if we simply continue to try to adopt our way out of this problem. The only solution to reduce the numbers that are impounded and ultimately euthanized is to reduce the birth rate.
Our clinic is designed to facilitate efficient, high quality spay/neuter services. The veterinarians, medical and non-medical staff were selected because they are specialized in sterilization services and have demonstrated the compassion and professionalism required in this unique, stressful environment.
All services are by appointment only.
Clinic days and hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owned animals check-in for surgery 6:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Feral/ stray cats check in for surgery 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Unless otherwise directed by Clinic staff, all animals must be picked up by 5:00pm.
We are a spay/neuter clinic only. We do not provide sick/well services or emergency services.
By far the largest majority of services are performed at our spay/neuter clinic. There are some cases, however, that we will refer to another vet. The following information applies to surgeries performed at the HCWS Clinic only:
Although we can give vaccines at the time of surgery, it is recommended that vaccinations be current (Rabies and 3-in-1 for cats and Rabies and 5-in-1 for dogs) at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. See your full-service vet for pre-surgery vaccinations. Shots and surgery at the same time put an additional stress on the immune system and the vaccines given at the time of surgery do not protect the patient for 2 weeks. Your cat may have had a previous upper respiratory infection and can relapse from the stress of shots and surgery. Your pet may have been exposed to an infectious disease prior to coming to the clinic and will be exposed to other pets at the Clinic. The usual incubation time is 1 week after exposure.
Low cost does not mean low quality. We take pride in providing the highest standards of medical practice. All female cats and all dogs are intubated and receive an IV catheter (for medication administration). Pain medications are included for female cats. All dogs receive pre-surgery and take-home pain medications. Male dogs also receive an E-collar.
Ferals & Strays
All cats will be ear tipped. If you own your cat, please read the following about ear tipping. Ear tipping is an effective and universally accepted method to identify a spayed or neutered cat. It is the removal of the tip of the cat’s (usually the right) ear. It is a no-cost procedure that is performed while the cat is already anesthetized for sterilization surgery. It is relatively painless to the cat and the ear tip does not significantly alter the appearance or beauty of the cat. We highly recommend ear tipping to prevent your cat from possibly being anesthetized a second time. No other method of identification has proven to be as safe or as effective as ear tipping.
*We reserve the right to refuse service based on any medical condition or other factor as determined by Clinic staff.
*If your pet does not appear healthy, such as sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, vomiting, diarrhea or is lethargic, do not schedule an appointment until you consult a full-service vet.