Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic Information

Licking County Humane Society offers Low-Cost Spay/Neuter to help prevent pet overpopulation in our community.

Our Spay/Neuter Clinics are held twice a week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) at LCHS, 825 Thornwood Dr. Heath, OH 43056.

Those interested in getting a pet spayed/neutered MUST VISIT THE SHELTER to schedule an appointment and pay in full.

Clinics fill up very quickly and availability is based on type (dog/cat), sex, size, and the pets we currently have at the shelter. Females and larger breeds typically take longer to find space in the schedule. Once a clinic is full, registration begins for the following clinic. We appreciate your patience.

We are unable to spay/neuter animals over 65 pounds.

Please note there is a $25 LCHS veterinarian exam fee per animal for all appointments in addition to the Clinic prices.

Senior pets (8+ years) will require a wellness bloodwork panel to be completed prior to scheduling surgery.

No Refunds

  • Any appointment, once made and paid for, CANNOT be changed or refunded.
    • If the owner cancels, is a “no show” or cannot catch the animal, etc, your fees WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.


  • All dogs/cats MUST be up to date on rabies vaccinations. If your dog/cat is current, you must leave proof of current rabies vaccination with your pet. Tags will not be accepted. Otherwise, your dog/cat will receive the vaccine at a cost of $12.00.
  • Cats must be in sturdy clean carriers (no cardboard). If there are multiple cats, each must be in a separate carrier.
  • Dogs must be on leashes. No aggressive dogs will be seen.

Services will be completed at The Licking County Humane Society – 825 Thornwood Dr. Heath, OH 43056 (Animal Wellness door)

Jon S. Laing, DVM began practicing with Dr. Peggy Williams since his graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  He purchased Refugee Canyon Veterinary Services from Dr. Williams in 2015 when she retired.
He is very involved with helping to control the pet population through Spay/Neuter Clinics at Licking County & Fairfield County Humane Societies.
Samantha Coe, DVM began her career with Refugee Canyon Veterinary Services as a Veterinary Assistant.  She grew up in Greenville Ohio, riding and competing with her horses in 4-H and Pony Club.  She then attended Otterbein University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Equine Science and Biology.  While at Otterbein, she competed on the dressage, huntseat and eventing team.
Dr. Coe went on to attend The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2011, coming back to Refugee Canyon to start her Veterinarian career.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Pricing

  • Veterinary Exam Fee (Required for ALL pets) $25
  • Fractious Animal Fee (extra time to handle) $25


  • Cat Spay $55
  • *Heat/Pregnant +$15
  • *Obese +$15
  • *Pyo/hydro-metra +$25
  • *Found spayed post sedation +$20
  • *Found spayed post exploratory +$55
  • *Umbilical Hernia Repair +$18


  • Cat Neuter $40
  • Found neutered post exploratory $55
  • *Cryptorchid without abdominal approach +$15
  • *Cryptorchid with abdominal approach +$45
  • *Umbilical Hernia Repair +$25


Cat Vaccines

  • Rabies (required) $12
  • FVRCP $12


  • Microchip $15
  • Toe Nail Trim $complimentary

Dog Spay (no dogs over 65 lbs)

  • Up to 20 lbs $65
  • 20.1 to 40 lbs $70
  • 40.1 to 60 lbs $75
  • 60.1 to 65 lbs $85
  • *Heat/Obese +$25
  • *Pregnant +$50
  • *Pyometra +$75
  • *Found spayed post sedation $20
  • *Found spayed post exploratory $ of spay based on weight +$25
  • *Umbilical Hernia Repair +$18

Dog Neuter (no dogs over 65 lbs)

  • Up to 20 lbs $55
  • 20.1 to 40 lbs $60
  • 40.1 to 60 lbs $65
  • 60.1 to 65 lbs $75
  • *Found neutered post exploratory $ of neuter based on weight +$25
  • *Cryptorchid without abdominal approach $ of neuter based on weight +$25
  • *Cryptorchid with abdominal approach $ of neuter based on weight +$50
  • *Umbilical Hernia Repair +$25

Dog Vaccines

  • Rabies (required) $12
  • DA2PP $12
  • DA2PP+L $15
  • Bordatella $12