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New spay/neuter clinic opens in Talent

Local residents can make appointments for their pets’ spay/neuter surgeries at a new SNYP clinic at 111 N. Pacific Highway, in Talent.

With this new clinic — the first stand-alone, low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Southern Oregon — SNYP projects its annual volume of spays and neuters will increase from 3,000 to 5,000 in the first year of operation, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

In addition to providing spay/neuter support for shelter animals in Jackson, Josephine and Siskiyou counties, the SNYP clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for owned pets in all three counties, with prices beginning at $45 for cats and $80 for dogs.

“Our new clinic will allow us to expand our service area and increase our ability to prevent the suffering caused by unwanted litters,” said SNYP Board President Sally Mackler. “We will now be providing spay and neuter services to the general public as well as shelters and rescue groups in this and neighboring counties.”

SNYP recommends using the online appointment portal at www.SpayNeuter.org. Residents can also call 541-858-3325.

The SNYP clinic will focus on spay/neuter surgeries only. Clinic veterinarian Dr. Mike Maynard, who received his DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, completed a postgraduate internship focused on high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter and shelter medicine at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado.

“I’m most happy in the surgery suite,” said Dr. Maynard. “There is also great appeal in operating a clinic that is focused solely on spay/neuter surgery, as it allows us to dedicate our time to providing just a few services to the highest of our abilities.”

To learn more about the SNYP Spay/Neuter Clinic, to volunteer, or to donate, see www.SpayNeuter.org.