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Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic

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46793 Yale Rd
Chilliwack, BC V2P2S5
Phone: 604-792-2844
Fax: 604-792-5822

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Neutering For Dogs and Cats

Little Mountain's spay and neuter program has helped many people be able to neutering their pet affordably. However they must be less than a year old. Over a year old regular prices which are still at a discount apply


Neutering pets removes the desire of the pet to wander in search of females in heat. It is when they wander that they get into trouble - they can be hit by a car, get into a fight with another dog or cat, get into people's garbage, chase farmer's sheep etc. For dogs if they have developed a taste for the fun of roaming neutering may have little effect. Likewise for cats if they are hunters neutering will not stop them form doing this.

What is done when a pet is neutered?

When an animal is neutered the cord and vessels to the testicles are tied and the testicles are removed. It is irreversible. This removes the male hormone testosterone and makes the male infertile. The pet is more inclined to put on weight so make sure you adjust what is fed to your pet so that this can be avoided.

The Surgery

Preanesthetic blood work and intravenous fluids are recommended for all pets neutered at Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic. The pet received a preanesthetic exam to make sure it is a good anesthetic risk. If abnormal findings are found the owner is contacted and the options are discussed so make sure you leave us a phone number where you can be reached. If we cannot contact anyone we do not proceed.

If the pet is a good anesthetic candidate his blood is tested (if owner consents  to this), he is sedated of the blood tests are within normal,  he is sedated, with owner consent IV fluids are started when he is sedated, he is then anesthetized. A trained anesthetist monitors and records the anesthetic fingings throughout the procedure. This is very important. Despite monitors placed on the patient if they are not watched and the patient is not checked every 3 to 5 minutes anesthetic deaths can occur. An endotracheal tube is placed into his trachea - this is a very important step and not done at all clinics. The reason for an endotracheal tube is to prevent any stomach contents going into his trachea and into his lungs. The surgical site is shaved and given a sterile prep. The surgery is performed always by the veterinarian. Following surgery the patient is monitored by the anesthetist until able to swallow and the endotracheal tube is then removed. When the patient is sufficiently awake he is moved to his kennel where he is allowed to wake up on his blanket.

We always send home an elizabethian collar with elective spays and neuters as pets can lick themselves and that is very dangerous as they can open up their wounds and infect them. If this occurs any surgery following or any hospitalization is done at regular charges.

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Office Hours


Doctor's Hours
Monday 9am -12pm 2pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am -12pm 2pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am -12pm Doctor not in
Thursday 9am -12pm 3pm - 4:30pm
Friday 9am -12pm 2pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 9am -12pm Closed

Dr Banyard's Blog

Feline Tooth Resorption


Surgery to Treat Cancer in the Mouth of a Dog: Fred's Story


Our new videos:

The Tale of Two Dogs with Bad Dental Disease: Part 1 Zoey's Story

The Tale of Two Dogs with Bad Dental Disease: Part 2 Sally's Story


Weather Alert:‚Äč We are closed today until further notice due to freezing rain and hazardous driving conditions. Be safe and stay off the roads until driving conditions are no longer hazardous. We apologize of any inconvenience to you and your pets.


In our newest video we tell you what gum recession is and show you a few tips on how to recognize it.

Gum recession - What is it?

New Video on You Tube:

Extraction in a dog with stage 4 periodontal disease: Part 3 Extraction

New Video on You Tube:

Extraction in a dog with stage 4 periodontal disease: Part 2 X-rays 

This video shows x-rays of the upper right and left molar teeth at the back of the mouth in this dog. These teeth are hidden from view so this is very easily missed by pet owners.


Extraction  in a Dog with stage 4 periodontal disease: Part 1 Oral Exam

This series of 3 short videos shows what the vet sees in the oral exam. Remember that now all the disease is seen. X-rays are needed to see how severe the problem is.


How often should I take my dog or cat for a teeth clean by the veterinarian?

Do you ever wonder about how often your pet needs to have a professional teeth clean? You are not alone. Here is the answer and reasons why.


New video on You Tube:

Pointers on brushing teeth in dogs and cats with pet dentist, Jo Banyard: Dentistry for Pet Owners 101

This is for people who need a few ideas on how to best start out brushing their pet's teeth. For further information watch Dr Banyard's other videos on you tube,  'Dentistry for Pet Owners 101' and 'Professional teeth clean in a dog: Parts 1 to 7'.

Emergency Service

24/7 emergency service is very costly to MediCare and no less costly to veterinarians. The following Emergency clinics are best equipped for your pet's emergency needs. For after hour emergency service please call:

1. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley

Hours: Open 24/7


 #306-6325 204th Street,

Langley, B.C.  Canada V2Y 3B3


2. Abbotsford Valley Animal Emergency Clinic

Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 8:00 am, Sunday and weekends 24hours


C-2388 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3P4


Meet The Doctor

Meet Dr. Banyard Dr Josephine Banyard graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 1981 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dentistry in 2013. She and her husband, Dr Reynolds opened Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic 1995. Together they have been practising in the Chilliwack area since 1985. They have two grown sons. Dr Banyard enjoys painting, reading, sewing, family and friends. Read More



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