I am the manager of VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital, and I wanted to take a moment to clarify our policy on Northeast Animal Shelter certificates. I apologize to J.C., who was given incorrect information.\r
We offer a $35 physical exam to newly adopted pets from the Northeast Animal Shelter, and -- although the spay/neuter surgery IS free -- we do charge for pre-surgical bloodwork, pain medication to go home, and an Elizabethan collar to protect the surgical site. That brings the price -- including bloodwork -- to approximately $150. All patients receive an IV catheter, are intubated, and are monitored by both a highly trained technician and a sophisticated monitoring machine. As an AAHA-accredited hospital, we are required to maintain the highest standards in the industry.\r
We also offer a free physical exam to new clients, and we offer a 50% discount to registered non-profit organizations.\r
Again, I apologize for the misinformation that was provided to J.C.