Neutering (castrating or spaying your cat)


A relaxed cat post neutering


A little bit about us

We are one of only a few cats only practices and are based in the North East of England. We have created a Veterinary Clinic designed exclusively for cats from the ground up. We have been serving, Tyne and Wear, including Sunderland, Newcastle, Durham, Washington, and Gateshead amongst others since 2009.

Specially designed spacious consulting rooms allow all cats to feel at home and we allow the cats to explore if they want. We have a cat-loving team and the latest equipment to help your cat feel relaxed and as stress-free as possible.

Remember no Dogs so no barking or loud noises, a feline only practice is so different from your traditional veterinary practice.

A very important point to note is that we have no non-feline friendly odors (cats live in a world of overlapping smells), which is why a cat only clinic is so important not just a cat-friendly area within an existing dog and cat vets)

Every single member of the clinic team loves and cares for cats

What is neutering

Neutering is a surgical procedure which prevents female cats (queens) becoming pregnant and male cats (toms) mating and making females pregnant

A female cat is spayed – her uterus and ovaries are removed

A male cat is castrated – his testes are removed


Why neuter?

Neutering has many health benefits for cats, as well as helping to reduce the number of unwanted kittens.

Neutered Male Cats

·         Are less likely to roam, reducing the risk of being involved in a road traffic accident

·         Are less likely to fight, reducing the risk of injuries

·         Are less likely to contract serious disease such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) or Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) from fighting

·         Are less likely to display territorial marking behaviour such as spraying

·         Will not develop tumours of the testicles


Neutered Females Cats

·         Are unable to get pregnant and have unwanted litters of kittens

·         Will not going to call like entire queens do when in season

·         Are less likely to fight and contract diseases such as FIV and FeLV spread by fighting

·         Are less likely to develop mammary cancer – especially if neutered under the age of six months


Neutering facts

·         There are around 2.5million stray cats living in the UK

·         One entire female cat can be responsible for 20,000 descendants in just five years

·         It is not beneficial for a cat to have a litter before being spayed

·         Cats are pregnant for only approximately nine weeks and can come into season just six weeks after giving birth

·         A cat can have up to three litters a year with five or six kittens in each litter. That’s up to 18 kittens needing homes

·         We are now able to neuter cats from as young as 3-4 months of age. Reducing the risk of unwanted kittens, disease, injury, and territorial behaviour sooner.



What happens next?

Our friendly, experienced team are on hand to answer any questions you may have and get you and your cat booked in. We will of course also provide care post-surgery including advice on a diet and weight management and anything else you cat requires.


Please contact our friendly experienced team on 0191 385 9696, on our Facebook page , via FB messenger at or  via our website  to book your appointment and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to helping your cat live the absolute best life it can.

To see an example what happens to your cat at our clinic, you can read this article all about the actual Cat Spay and what happens. Just click the link below:




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