Spay/Neuter Centers


The East Bay SPCA has long realized that the solution to the plight of homeless pets is not only more adoption homes, but access to spay and neuter surgery. The East Bay SPCA was one of the first animal welfare organizations in our community to direct that no animal would leave our facility unaltered. Since 1998, we have performed more than 150,000 surgeries!

Oakland Spay/Neuter Surgery Center


410 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621


(510) 639-7387


Please call for an appointment.

Check-in for large dogs (over 40 lbs.): 7:15 AM

Check-in for small dogs (under 40 lbs.): 7:45 AM

Check-in for cats: 8:15 AM

Pick up for all animals: 4:15 – 5:00 PM

There is a $25 late fee for animals picked up after 5:00 PM

Dublin Spay/Neuter Surgery Center


4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA 94568


(925) 479-9674


Please call for an appointment.

Check-in for large dogs (over 40 lbs.): 7:00 AM

Check-in for small dogs (under 40 lbs.): 7:30 AM

Check in for cats: 8:00 AM

Pick up for all animals: 4:15 – 5:00 PM

There is a $25 late fee for animals picked up after 5:00 PM

Spay and Neuter Tattoo

Starting on August 1st, 2016, the East Bay SPCA Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinarian Clinic, Dublin and Oakland Spay/Neuter Centers will all participate in “tattooing” shelter, rescue and client owned animals that are in our care for spay/neuter surgery.

Why a tattoo?

    • To identify that an animal no longer has internal reproductive organs (spayed or neutered). A scar at the site of a spay/neuter surgery does not necessarily mean the animal was fixed.
    • Quickly identify if an animal has been spay/neutered and avoid unnecessary surgery of the abdomen.

What does the tattoo look like?

    • A small, green, straight-line applied to the spay/neuter incision while the animal is under anesthesia.
    • Green ink is used because it can be recognized easily and cannot be mistaken for natural pigmentation. The tattoo ink does not increase the risk of infection.

Benefits of tattooing during spay/neuter surgeries

    • Helps animals avoid future unnecessary exploratory surgeries.
    • Discreet and painless, the tattoo is performed while the animal is still under anesthesia – does not require another procedure.

Rescue Groups or Clients

If you do not want to have your animal tattooed during the spay/neuter procedure, we recommend that you have the surgery performed at the veterinary hospital of your choice.

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Where to Find us


Adoption Center

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Theodore B. Travers
Family Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday
By appointment only (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Oakland Spay/Neuter Surgery Center

410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Surgery Center Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
(by appointment)


Adoption Center & Spay Neuter Clinic

4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours
By appointment only


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The East Bay SPCA is a local non-profit that is not affiliated with any national organization. We obtained a four star rating from Charity Navigator and we participate in GuideStar Exchange at the Platinum level. The East Bay SPCA's Tax ID number is 94- 1322202.

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