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Spay & Neuter

Medical Center Update

Due to unforeseen staffing constraints, HRA's Medical Center will be limiting available appointments. 

  • For new or updated vaccinations, we encourage pet owners to utilize HRA’s Walk In Vaccine Clinics
  • Medical Center clients with an exam on record within the last 12 months who are seeking care for their pet such as lepto vaccine boosters, heart worm tests, and other services that do not require a veterinarian, may call the Medical Center to inquire about scheduling a standard technician appointment.
  • Scheduled appointments with a veterinarian will be limited in the month of August.
  • For those seeking surgical services, we will be offering limited spay/neuter surgeries in August, and hope to return to a more robust schedule in September. 

The Medical Center, located at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW, is open to the public, by appointment only at the days and times listed below. To schedule an appointment call 202-723-5730 or email [email protected]

Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

71 Oglethorpe Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
Phone: 202-723-5730 | Fax: 202-726-2536

Spay/Neuter Services

Prices effective August 1, 2019

  • Dog Spay $155
  • Dog Neuter $130
  • Cat Spay $100
  • Cat Neuter $70
  • Rabbit $120

Surgical Requirements and Recommendations

  • Animals must be at least four-months-old and weigh at least two pounds.
  • For their own protection against contagious diseases, all dogs and cats must be current on vaccinations based on their age, prior to scheduling a surgical appointment. Rabies vaccines are required for pets 4 months and older. We cannot administer a vaccination on the same day as the spay/neuter, since protection is not immediate. 
  • Pre-operative blood work is strongly recommended for pets over six years of age.
  • All dogs must be leashed and all cats and rabbits must be in a secure, enclosed carrier prior to entering the Center.

Post-operative Instructions

Download important aftercare instructions following your pet's spay or neuter surgery.

Stray and Feral Cats

Through the Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program (CatNiPP), HRA provides supportive medical services for community cats in the Washington, DC area. The CatNiPP program seeks to keep these cats happy and healthy, while reducing overpopulations through spaying and neutering. Learn more

Reducing Pet Overpopulation

Spay and neuter services play an important role in reducing pet overpopulation in the communities they serve. The Humane Rescue Alliance partners with other shelters and rescues to support them in their mission to reach 100 percent pre-adoption spay and neuter for all of their animals heading into forever homes.


We Need Your Support

Help us end the overpopulation problem by supporting the work of our Medical Center. A gift of $100 will prevent one cat from adding to the thousands of strays and ferals in our community. $150 will end the cycle of backyard breeding for one dog. Please visit our donation page to help us move forward in our mission to stem the tide of homeless animals.

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