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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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Spays in Dogs and Cats

Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic has been providing Chilliwack, Sardis, Promontory, Fairfield Island and beyond a popular spay and neuter program for many years.

Have a look at our virtual spay handout.

When a pet is spayed (ovariohysterectomy) the uterus and both ovaries are removed. To do this the pet must be examined to make sure it is healthy enough for the procedure.We recommend intravenous fluids and preanesthetic blood and urine testing - extra charges apply for these so owners decide to do these or not. The pet is then sedated and given preop pain medications and anesthetized. An endotracheal tube is used in ALL pets - cats and dogs for spays and neuters. This protects the lungs from breathing in stomach contents if the patient regurgitates during anesthesia. The spay procedure is done using sterile techniques. Antribiotics are not used routinely as we need to protect the  overuse of antibiotics which has lead to resistance to many fo the antibiotics we have now. Throughout the surgery a trained anesthetist monitors the vital parameters to make sure the pet is handling the anesthetic well. There is no substitute for a dedicated anesthetist when it comes to patient safety - while we use monitors we value our anesthetists. Pain medications are given. The patient is recovered in the presence of the anesthetist and then returned to the kennel room. We use blankets and towels in the kennels - not newspapers. We like our pets to be warm and comfortable.

Please note: This program is subsidized by the clinic owners, Dr Banyard and Dr Reynolds. Unlike the SPCA and other shelters we are not subsidized by donations nor are we subsidized by government grants and there is no such thing as MediCare for pets. We strongly believe that families need to have animals in their lives and that they need to be able to provide the basic health needs of their pet. We also believe that pets deserve the high quality treatment that we can provide them with and we will not lower our standards of care to our patients. We also want to make sure that our patients come to us for their surgery and not to a cheaper clinic. We do this through our maintenance (wellness) plans. The spay and neuter program is one of these important health programs. While we cannot afford to extend credit we can help the most people we can through these very popular programs. Our charges for spays and neuters in pets less than 1 year are approximately 10 to 20% of the CVBC recommended fee schedule and are done at a loss to the clinic. This loss does not mean the recommended fee guide is distorting the true value of the service. The recommended fee guide is based on providing veterinarians a professional income. The owners of this clinic extend these services by working all the time and taking no holidays. There is a cost to everything.

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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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