Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic

2900 Grays Ferry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic

Please note:

  • If no one is available to take your call, please leave a voicemail. Messages are returned within 24 hours.
  • Due to the high demand for our clinic appointments, please only schedule an appointment if you are sure you will be able to make it.
  • Please plan ahead: appointments for routine issues are typically booked at least 1-2 weeks out.
  • This facility is not an adoption center. If you are interested in adopting a pet, please visit a PAWS adoption location.
  • PAWS is NOT an emergency hospital. If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please take them to the nearest ER. Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center and PennVet are two facilities in the region that offer emergency services.
Clinic Appointments

Wellness exams and treatments for common conditions.

  • $25 for the visit, plus the cost of any tests/medications prescribed.
Seven Days A Week: By Appointment
Call 215-298-9680 ext. 0 or email

Includes rabies and distemper vaccinations if needed.

  • Cats: $60
  • Dogs under 40 lbs: $100
  • Dogs 40-90 lbs: $135
  • Dogs over 90 lbs: $185
Monday-Saturday: By Appointment.
Call 215-298-9680 ext. 0 or email
Walk-in Clinics

Walk-ins are for basic services listed below only. For all medical issues, please schedule an appointment.

  • rabies and distemper vaccinations: $25 per animal
  • other vaccinations as needed: $12-25
  • nail trimming: $10
  • microchipping: $20
  • combo-testing: $25
  • de-worming: $5-14
  • flea treatment: $14-16
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Spay/neuter for feral cats is available, space permitting.

  • Please call or email two days prior to the day you expect to be able to bring cats in to confirm availability.
Tuesday - Friday
Most Saturdays

Clinic Services: Frequently Asked Questions


Are the clinic services offered by PAWS right for me?

PAWS’ low-cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics serve pet owners who have difficulty affording or lack access to basic veterinary care, and rescue organizations that need affordable services to carry out their lifesaving work. While PAWS does not have income restrictions, we do ask that if you are able to afford care at a full-service veterinarian’s office you do so, so that we can prioritize care for the pets who would not otherwise get treated.


Can PAWS be my primary veterinarian?

PAWS is not a full-service veterinary practice, and we are not able to provide x-rays or overnight care. If you are able to afford it, we recommend that you establish a relationship with a full-service veterinarian. If not, we will be happy to serve you and your pet to the best of our ability.


Do I need to bring anything to my pet’s appointment?

You should bring any previous medical records you have. If your pet is vomiting, has diarrhea, or any other intestinal issues, please bring a stool sample with you. To obtain a stool sample, use a small plastic bag to pick up a small piece of your animal’s poop and place the bag in the refrigerator until your appointment.


Does PAWS offer free services for people with ACCESS cards or payment plans?

Unfortunately, PAWS is not able to offer free services. We keep our prices as low as possible in order to serve the greatest number of pet owners who cannot afford to go elsewhere. We cannot accept payments through Care Credit. PAWS accepts cash, debit, or credit cards. Payment is due at the time services are provided.


Can my pet have dental work done at PAWS?

PAWS provides routine dental cleaning and polishing services, which are performed with the animal placed under anesthesia. We are unable to perform dental x-rays or extractions, and encourage clients with severe dental disease to seek care at a veterinary hospital that provides these services. We are only able to provide dental care to animals under 9 years of age. Any animal over 5 years must have an exam and pre-operative bloodwork completed within 30 days prior to the appointment.


How should I prepare to bring my pet to PAWS?

All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Dogs should be wearing a well fitted collar or harness. If your puppy has not had all of its shots, please carry them in your arms or in a carrier; walking on the ground exposes them to disease they are not yet immune to. Your cat must be in a carrier for their own safety, even if they don’t mind being carried in your arms (there may be dogs in our lobby that are not cat-friendly!). If you do not have a carrier, you can use a box with air holes; we also sell cat carriers if you would like to purchase one.


I have a spay/neuter appointment for my pet. What instructions should I follow and what will the day of surgery be like?

The night before surgery, you should stop feeding your pet at 10 p.m. (they can have water). You will bring your pet to our clinic between 8-9 a.m. and fill out some paperwork and select any additional services you would like us to provide. Pick-up is typically between 4-4:30 p.m. We will only call you if your pet is ready earlier than that; if you do not hear from us, please pick-up your pet by 4:30 p.m.


When you arrive for pick-up, our staff will go over your pet’s discharge instructions. Animals should be offered a small meal when they get home and are settled. Please do not give your pet a special treat or anything they are not used to eating; it can make them sick as they are recovering from surgery.


Cats are given an injection of pain medication that will be adequate for pain control during their recovery. Dogs will go home with five days of pain pills. This medication can make their stomachs upset, so please be sure to give it with food. We strongly recommend that pets – especially females – wear an e-collar (cone) for 10-14 days after surgery to help prevent them from licking their incision and getting an infection.


Should I spay or neuter my pet?


What flea treatment and heartworm preventative is available at PAWS?

PAWS carries Paradefense, Revolution, Bravecto, and Tri-Heart. Heartworm preventative requires a yearly exam and prescription by one of our veterinarians, or a valid prescription from an outside veterinarian. Dogs should ideally be kept on heartworm preventative year-round; that are only on heartworm preventative during the warmer months will need a test every year before restarting their medication in the spring. Puppies under 6 months of age can be started on preventatives without a test.

Paradefense does not require a prescription or an appointment, but you must know the weight of your dog or cat. Cat dosing is based on whether they are below or above 9 pounds. If you would like to purchase Tri-Heart or Revolution, your pet must have been seen by PAWS in the last year and dogs require a negative heartworm test.


Should I bring anything to my pet’s appointment?

If you have any previous medical records for your pet, including vaccination records, emergency room visits, and routine care visits, please bring them to your appointment.

About the Clinic

Opened in 2010 in the Grays Ferry section of the city, PAWS’ low-cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic serves pet owners who have difficulty affording or lack access to basic veterinary care, and rescue organizations that need affordable services to carry out their lifesaving work. By caring for the most vulnerable pets, the clinic is preventing the birth of countless unwanted litters, reducing the flow of animals into shelters, and bringing Philadelphia closer to becoming a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. The clinic serves approximately 18,000 pets each year, including more than 8,000 spay/neuter surgeries.

The Clinic also contains shelter space for the cats and dogs PAWS rescues, where they receive care until they can be placed into foster or adoptive homes, or transferred to one of our adoption locations.

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