Here at SOS of Ohio, surgeries are scheduled by appointment only (this includes feral/stray cats), on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. You can schedule online, but if you need help or have a special request, please email us at Please see feral cats for more information on humanely trapping feral and stray cats.

Special Cases
Pediatric: Kittens and puppies can be spayed/neutered as early as 12 weeks or 2 pounds, whichever comes first.
Geriatric: Cats and dogs over seven years of age require pre-surgical bloodwork.
Unhealthy animals: SOS of Ohio reserves the right to deny surgery to animals that are deemed overweight or not healthy enough for surgery by one of our veterinarians. If an animal does not receive surgery, there will be a $25 exam fee assessed. In most cases, we will provide low-cost treatment of the illness if we are able.
Aggressive animals: If your pet is aggressive, even if it's out of fear, there will be a $20 fee in addition to the exam fee. This covers the extra staff time it takes to handle them. If they're here for surgery, there is no additional fee, but we do ask that you come at 9:00am so they can go straight into surgery and not have to wait in a kennel, stressing themselves out even more.

What you need to know before and after your appointment.

On Wednesdays, we have a walk-in wellness clinic that runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm, where we offer vaccines and wellness care. If you want to know whether or not we can treat a specific issue, please contact us at Be aware that because we are a spay/neuter clinic, we reserve wellness visits for our spay/neuter clients. As a non-profit, we run on donations, and those who donate expect us to use their resources for spayed and neutered pets. If we were to see unsterilized pets, we would be disrespecting our donors' wishes; if you do not want your pet to be sterilized, please see a full-service vet.


SOS of Ohio is dedicated to providing high-quality veterinary services at an affordable price. Income verification is not required to receive General Public Pricing. If you are a representative of a nonprofit animal rescue group, please use our Rescue Groups Contact Form to receive special pricing for nonprofits. Payment is required in full at the time of pick-up. We accept cash, Visa/Mastercard/Discover/AmEx/etc - no personal checks are allowed. Due to our small size, we are unable to accept CareCredit or ScratchPay.

Surgical Procedures

Dog spay/neuter <65 lbs: $105 Pregnancy: $35
Dog spay/neuter 65-84 lbs: $125 Cryptorchid: $30-75
Dog spay/neuter >85 lbs: $145 Hernia repair: $15+
Owned cat spay/neuter: $75 Feral cat spay/neuter: $55 (if brought in a live humane trap and ear tipped)

No animal should go without pain medication, so we provide pain control on the day of surgery. We strongly encourage all owners to purchase extra pain medication to go home with their pet at a cost of $10. We also recommend an e-collar to go home to ensure that they cannot lick their incision. You can pick one up with your pet for $5.

Other Services
Wellness exam: $25
Animals that come in for surgery receive an exam, and that is included in the cost of surgery. For pets who come in for a vaccine visit, there is a base charge of $25 for the routine exam done by the doctor.
Illness exam: $35
Animals that come to our Wellness Wednesday clinics with any symptoms of illness including, but not limited to, respiratory infections, vomiting or diarrhea, and skin or ear infections will be charged an illness exam fee. Animals with health concerns, even relatively basic ones, require a more extensive exam to ensure an appropriate treatment plan is made. The increased charge associated with the illness exam ensures we can continue to dedicate the proper amount of time to our ill patients.
Rabies Vaccination: $10
In Franklin County, the rabies vaccination is required for all pets over 12 weeks of age. Therefore, we require all animals 12 weeks of age and older to receive a rabies vaccination the day of their surgery unless proof of current rabies vaccination is shown at drop off. Proof can either be in the form of a dated rabies certificate or a shot record from your regular veterinarian’s office - a rabies tag is not sufficient proof of current rabies vaccination, as it can be put on any pet.
Other Dog Vaccinations: $10
We recommend that both the Distemper/Parvo Combination vaccine, the Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine, and the Leptospirosis vaccube be done every year. If this is their first time getting those shots, they should be boostered 3-4 weeks later.
Other Cat Vaccinations: $10
We recommend that both the FVRCP vaccine and the Feline Leukemia vaccine be done every year. If this is their first time getting those shots, they should be boostered 3-4 weeks later. Keep in mind that the Feline Leukemia vaccine can only be given with proof of a negative Feline Leukemia test.
Microchip: $25
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, so the needle is even wider - for this reason, we try to only microchip pets while they're asleep for surgery. It can be done awake if your pet is prone to escape, or if they have already been spayed/neutered. We use Home Again microchips, and the price includes registration for life.
Pre-Surgical Bloodwork: $60
For pets over the age of 7, we do in-house bloodwork before spay/neuter surgery to confirm their liver and kidneys are working well enough to undergo anesthesia.
Bloodwork: $75+
We offer many types of bloodwork tests through Antech and Idexx. If you are interested in a specific one, please email us to confirm we can do it.
Testing: $22
Dogs should get a heartworm test before taking heartworm preventatives. Cats are required to get the FeLV/FIV test before getting the Leukemia vaccine.
Revolution: $5-15
Revolution is a topical one-month flea and tick preventative. It is $5 for cats and $15 for dogs.
Bravecto: $50
Bravecto for dogs is an oral three-month flea and tick preventative. For cats, it lasts for two months, but it also covers heart- round- and hookworms.
Tri-Heart: $25-40
Tri-Heart is a heartworm preventative for dogs. It is given monthly, and comes in packs of six. The price inreases with weight.
Deworming: $8-20
We have praziquantel for treating tapeworms, strongid for treating round- and hookworms, and panacur for treating many types of worms. Our doctor will recommend which one is appropriate.

Shelter Outreach Services of Ohio
3500 E Livingston Ave, Columbus OH 43227
(614) 396-8707
Do you want to work with us?
How about volunteering?
Do you want to work with us?
How about volunteering?