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Northern Colorado's Low Cost Spay & Neuter Veterinary Clinic

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Our focus is providing low cost, high quality Spay & Neuter surgeries for cats and dogs in the Northern Colorado region.

Pet Rescue and Other Non-Profit Clients

Our clients include pet rescue organizations from Colorado and neighboring states who typically care for rescued strays in foster homes while they try to find new homes to adopt them into. Generally before rescues release the animals to their new homes, they must be Spayed or Neutered, and that's where we come in.

We provide these Spay and Neuter surgeries and other limited Veterinary services at a lower cost, which allows the rescues to help more animals..

Community Clients

We are also happy to provide our services to the general public's pets at affordable prices, with additional discounts for those able to prove need based on income.


To help keep our prices low, we do not operate as a walk-in clinic, but instead require appointments to be made in advance for one of our normal business days - currently Monday through Wednesday and most Thursdays.

Contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

About Us

Focused Services to Reduce Prices

We hope to keep our costs lower than traditional full-service Veterinary clinics by keeping overhead costs as low as possible. One way we reduce our overhead and subsequent prices is by limiting the services we provide to be focused on helping the fight to reduce pet overpopulation. This means we primarily will be offering Spay and Neuter surgeries and associated services, and will not be a typical full-service Veterinary clinic.

Having a specific core focus helps us keep prices more affordable for our rescue organization clients as well as our general public clients. For routine or advanced Veterinary care needs, we would be glad to refer you to local full-service Veterinary clinics.

Central Location

We are a local business near downtown Berthoud. Berthoud provides a convenient location in the heart of Northern Colorado. It has a great small-town atmosphere that is rare to find these days and we are proud to be part of the business community here.

Community Focused

We are part of a growing community of people and organizations (businesses and non-profits) fighting pet overpopulation, and we hope to help promote and assist them whenever possible. We hope our affordable services help them help as many animals as possible, and we also want to help raise awareness of the awesome cats and dogs that are available from local rescue organizations.


Contact us for more information.

Our Team


Annelise (Lise) Cummings, DVM

Lise grew up in nearby Boulder. She decided to pursue veterinary medicine as a second career in 2005, with her main interest being in reducing pet overpopulation through spay and neuter. She received her veterinary degree from CSU in 2011 and completed a one-year internship at Texas A&M in 2012.

Since 2013, Dr. Cummings has performed thousands of Spay and Neuter surgeries in Northern Colorado, often for homeless feral cats, rescued cats/dogs, and pets in lower-income homes.

She now lives in Windsor with her husband Jim and their cat Socks (a forever foster from the Humane Society).



Kaitie is a Colorado native and University of Colorado Alumna with a degree in Integrative Physiology. Her education has mostly involved human medicine but she has always had a passion for animals.

Animals have been a part of her life since she was a baby and she can’t imagine being without them. Her love for animals got her involved in Boulder County 4-H showing horses and dogs. In college she was a member of the CU Equestrian Team. She still rides horses as much as possible with her dog Rory by her side.

When she is not working at the clinic helping the animals and playing a role in controlling pet overpopulation, Kaitie serves the public as a Fire Fighter and EMT.

Our Services

To help ensure our prices are as affordable as possible, we provide the following focused set of Veterinary services.

Available Surgeries

We perform Spay and Neuter surgeries for cats and dogs. All surgeries include an exam, post-surgery pain medications, and a nail trim at the time of surgery.

General Public surgery prices (subject to change):

  • Spay (female sterilization): $95
  • Neuter (male sterilization): $80
Dog Spays (female sterilization):
  • Dogs 8 months old or younger
    • < 30 pounds: $165
    • 30-59 pounds: $185
    • 60 pounds or more: please call for pricing
  • Dogs over 8 months of age - limited to 30 pounds
    • Up to 3 years of age: $185
    • Over 3 years of age: $205
  • Note: Obese fee (applied at veterinarian’s discretion): $25-50
Dog Neuters (male sterilization):
  • < 30 pounds: $150
  • 30-59 pounds: $170
  • 60-79 pounds: $190
  • 80-99 pounds: $210
  • 100-119 pounds: $230
  • 120 pounds or more: please call for pricing

All surgeries can additionally include (at additional cost):

  • Vaccines: Rabies: $22, FVRCP (Feline combo vaccine): $22, Feline Leukemia: $28, DAPP (Dog Distemper/Parvovirus vaccine): $22, Bordetella (Dog Kennel Cough vaccine): $22
  • Deworming (pyrantel): $10
  • Diagnostic testing: FeLV/FIV test: $28, Heartworm test: $28
  • Microchip: $30 including lifetime registration
  • Elizabethan collars: $4 - $8

Nonprofit surgery prices:

  • Please call for 501(c)(3) prices

Online Pharmacy with Home Delivery

We have an online pharmacy that you can use to request medication such as heartworm prevention for your pet. Click here to access the online pharmacy.
  • Please note that we must have seen your pet within the last year to approve a prescription, and it must be medically appropriate for your pet.

How the Process Works on Surgery Day

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are modifying our processes and procedures to reduce the risk of disease transmission to protect both our staff and our clients.

  • Curbside Service - to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus for both clients and staff, we will still be keeping the building closed to clients.
  • Social Distancing - please respect social distancing in the parking lot and remain at least 6 feet away from other clients and clinic staff.
  • COVID-19 symptoms - please reschedule your appointment if either you or someone in your household is experiencing any of the following symptoms: headache, sore throat, fever, dry cough, recent inability to taste and smell, shortness of breath, earache, body aches, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, or abdominal pain.


  • Drop-off is between 8 and 8:30. Please call or text 970-825-9604 when you arrive.
    • For dogs on leash – please remain with your dog in your car until we come out to meet you.
    • For dogs in carriers – please label the carrier with the dog’s name.
    • For cats - cats must be in a carrier so that we can collect your cat safely.  Please label the carrier with your cat's name. If you do not have a carrier, we have cardboard carriers for purchase for $8 that we can bring to you.
  • Pickup is usually mid-afternoon, but we are open until 5. We will call you when we know when your animal will be ready. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a late fee of up to $50 should you arrive after 5.
    • We kindly request that you not call to check if your pet is ready – we have a lot of surgeries to do and we want to be able to give our complete attention to all of our patients.
  • Please do not feed your pet after 10PM the night before but do leave water available. If your pet is 3 months of age or younger, you can give a small snack in the morning.

New Client Form

Once you have a confirmed appointment scheduled, please fill out our New Client Registration form electronically by noon the day before your appointment, so we can get your pet in the system. Click here to fill out the New Client Registration form.

Discharge Instructions and Payment

When you arrive to pick up your pet, please call or text us at 970-825-9604.  We will bring your pet out of the building and collect payment. We will email you your pet's medical record and a copy of the invoice.

Contact Us

To make an appointment or for more information, please see the following ways to get in touch with us:


Phone: 970-825-9604


Social: Facebook

Request Info: Contact Form

Address: 602 N 2nd St, Berthoud, CO 80513

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm.