Clinic dates are by appointment only. Please call or text to schedule your appointment today: (516) 431-8794.
Nassau County, NY
LICKS clinics are held by appointment only. These can be made by calling or texting (516) 431-8794.
Appointments should be made as far in advance as possible as the clinic books up early.
All clinics are staffed by a licensed and skilled veterinarian as well as veterinary technicians and a team of committed and experienced volunteers.
Feline Spay/Neuter Surgery
Feline FeLV & FIV Testing
Pre-Surgical & Appointment Instructions
On the day of your appointment, please drop off your cat/kitten(s) between 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Please make sure your pet is in a SECURE carrier (not a cardboard box) to avoid escape while transporting. The kitty will also be housed in this carrier during recovery. If you bring in multiple cats, please make sure they arrive in separate carriers.
No food or water after midnight the night prior. Ingesting food or water prior to surgery may cause the cat to vomit and aspirate, which can be dangerous.
Male cats will need to have shredded newspaper, or a commercial litter brand like Yesterday’s News, for the first week post surgery. This will avoid the problem of clay litter entering the urinary track and causing infection.
Cats can be fed again after 7:00 p.m. once they are returned home. Give them about half of what you normally feed as well as water. Normal feeding can resume the day after surgery.
Your cat/kitten(s) will be ready for pick up around 5:30 p.m. A LICKS staff member will call when the cat/kitten(s) is ready to go ho
Recovery & Take-Home Instructions
Your cat or kitten will be released to you after it is awake from anesthesia and alert. Once your furry friend returns home, you should provide it with a safe spot to recover, keeping it isolated from other animals in the home for a few days.
We will advise that you purchase a recovery collar (or “cone”). They are available at LICKS for $5.00. You should attach the collar to the cat, as instructed by the LICKS staff, and keep the cone on for five days. The cone prevents the cat from picking at the incision area in an effort to remove the stitches, or at the anal area, causing damage to the affected area. Such damage could result in an expensive vet visit.
Check the incision site daily to confirm proper healing, making sure there is no redness or discharge.