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Gary & Lyn Hock Spay & Neuter Clinic

Affordable Spaying or Neutering

Quality, affordable veterinary medical services, including spaying or neutering of dogs and cats, through our modern Gary & Lyn Hock Spay & Neuter Clinic is a critical part of the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society mission. Spaying or neutering pets prevents puppies and kittens from being born, further reducing pet overpopulation.  Since 1998, our highly-skilled veterinarians have helped and healed 34,945 dogs and cats.

Our subsidized clinic services are intended for animals in families without resources to afford the cost of basic veterinary care at a private practice veterinarian, keeping those pets healthy and in their homes.  We are able to provide subsidized savings on clinic services thanks to the generosity of donors who support our mission. This savings allows our clients to provide basic veterinary care for their pets using low-cost co-pays.

Appointments are required for spaying or neutering surgery.  Additional wellness services, like vaccinations, flea prevention, deworming, and microchipping are available at the time of surgery.

Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Appointments Call: 805-349-3435, Ext 2 or

Cat Spay/Neuter Co-pay: $75.00 – Males  $95.00 – Females
Dog Spay/Neuter Co-pay:
3-30 lbs: $125.00-  Males and Females
31-60 lbs: $150.00 – Males and Females
61-90 lbs: $200.00 – Males and Females
91+ lbs: $250.00 – Males and Females

*Includes E-Collar (if needed) & Pain Meds.

Spay/Neuter Additional Costs

Microchip with Surgery: $20.00
Females in Heat or Pregnant $25 to $100
Male Cryptorchid Starting $30-$100
Umbilical Hernia Starting $30-$100

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The Big Fix – Free Spaying or Neutering

The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society new “The Big Fix” program provides free spaying or neutering and rabies vaccinations for pets in income-qualified families. Free services are provided to pets in families receiving one of the following needs-based public assistance programs; Medi-Cal/Medicaid, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), CalWORKs (TANF), BIA General Assistance, CalFresh (Food Stamps), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD), Section 8 Housing, and Major VA Disability.  Appointments for spay / neuter surgery are required and can be made by calling (805) 349-3435, Extension 2.  Surgery is performed Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the Gary & Lyn Hock Spay & Neuter Clinic, 1687 West Stowell Road, Santa Maria, CA 93458.

“The Big Fix” is made possible by a generous Santa Barbara County donor who recognizes the importance of altering dogs and cats in families who could not otherwise afford veterinary services.  “Beyond supporting the prevention of companion animal overpopulation, spaying and neutering is in the best interest of a pet’s health, as it decreases or eliminates the risk of some cancers, removes the possibility of a life-threatening infection called pyometra, and reduces behavioral issues,” says Dr. Katie Marrie, DVM, Vice President Veterinary Medicine. “Programs like The Big Fix allow all families access to veterinary services, regardless of potential financial constraints.”

Proof of participation in one of the above listed needs-based public assistance programs is required.  Pet owners whose pets are already vaccinated should bring proof or rabies vaccination with them to the clinic. Pets without proof of vaccination will be inoculated against rabies free of charge as part of the program.  Only animals who are being spayed or neutered can be vaccinated through this special program.  Additional vaccinations, deworming, and identification with a microchip are available for a nominal cost.