Veterinary Department/Infirmary

The SPCA infirmary is not a public veterinary clinic. We are only able to spay/neuter, examine, care for, and treat animals owned by the SPCA Serving Erie County residents, not animals owned by individual community members . If you think something is medically wrong with your pet, please contact your private veterinarian ASAP. For information on the low-cost spay/neuter program in Western NY, please visit
Operation Pets. See other low-cost spay/neuter programs here.

The SPCA Veterinary Department consists of three veterinarians (one full-time, two part-time), nine full-time and eight part-time licensed veterinary technicians, four part-time veterinary assistants, one person for computer input, and one department manager.

Standard procedures for homeless dogs, cats, and other animals entering the SPCA infirmary include:

  • Spay/neuter surgeries
  • Vaccinations
  • Flea treatments if warranted
  • Deworming
  • Other routine care unique to the individual animal
  • Extensive procedures for SPCA animals are afforded and provided through the SPCA's YELP FOR HELP Program.