We are delighted to offer not just conventional neutering, but in conjuntion with Dugie Gemmill of Vetscopic we also offer Laparoscopic Spaying (also known as keyhole surgery).

Neutering provides many benefits for your pet and you in preventing illness, inhibiting undesirable behaviours and obviously stopping unwanted litters, all of which can be very costly to you as well as unpleasant for your pet.

Mochdre Vets will advise you on the ideal time for you to have your pet neutered based on the species, age and general health of your pet.

Benefits of Neutering
  • Prevent unwanted litters, along with the associated costs and responsibility to rehome.  Sadly there are thousands of unwanted animals in shelters desperately looking for a home, please help reduce this.
  • Reduces the risk of some serious illnesses including types of cancer and pyometra
  • Males that have not been castrated are likely to roam and urine mark their territory.
  • Female pets that have not been spayed can be messy when they come into season, will also attract unwanted attention from males and can suffer from phantom pregnancies.
In short
  • Males are castrated, this is the removal of the testicles
  • Females are spayed, this is the removal of the womb and ovaries
  • The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and your animal should return home the same day.  A post op check will be performed approximately 1 week later.
  • Neutering is not just for cats and dogs, but also rabbits, ferrets, guineu pigs and other small furries
What to expect

Initial consultation

Before any surgery you will be invited to an initial consultation where the vet will perform a pre-op health check and to discuss the procedure with you.  If all is well we will arrange a date for surgery, you will be expected to starve your pet for the 24 hours up to this time.


On the day of surgery you should bring your pet to the practice at the allotted time / as soon as possible.

After they are checked in, they will receive their pre-op check including blood sample, pre-meds of pain relief, sedatation and anaesthetic.  The procedure is short, males are castrated in 10 minutes and females in around 30 minutes.  Your vet will perform the operation and will be assisted by the nursing team.

Post Surgery

Your pet will kept warm and comfortable in our separate recovery ward.  Once they wake from the anaesthetic they will be given food and water and will again be checked by your vet, at this point you will be contacted and we will arrange a suitable time for you to collect your pet to take home.

When you collect your pet you will be advised on what care you need to take once returning home, this will include keeping them warm, administering additional pain relief and of course keeping them inside.  We will also arrange a further consultation, usually around a week afterwards for a post-op check just to ensure there are no complications.

If you have any questions or would like further advice then please contact us.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a non evasive treatment of pain, inflammation and accelerates healing.


We are the first veterinary practice in North Wales to offer qualified hydro therapists, a hydrotherapy pool and an underwater treadmill with dedicated specialist consults.


Physiotherapy uses a range of different therapeutic techniques to deliver a tailor made rehabilitative program for your animal.  Mochdre Veterinary Practice is one of the first in North Wales to have an on site fully qualified animal physiotherapist.

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Consultation Times (by appointment only)

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday 09:00 – 12:00
Sunday 10:00 – 13:00


Mochdre Vets is the trading name for Heywood and Heywood Limited
and is registered in England and Wales. Registered Number 10654839.
Registered Office Williams House, Conway Road, Mochdre, Conwy.  LL28 5HE.