Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 3pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Our Shelter will be closed to the public the first Wednesday of each month.

Desexing Clinic

Our booking system is currently under maintenance, please ring (02) 6287 8100 to book any desexing surgery for your pet.

Dogs and cats can now be desexed at RSPCA! We have re-opened part of our Veterinary Clinic to assist the wider Canberra Community with responsible pet ownership by offering to assist with desexing procedures.

Desexing your pet can be an effective strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancies in animals, reduce roaming and health complications that may arise as your pet gets older. Too often we see many of the animals that come to our Shelter as a result of unplanned breeding. Desexing your pet is a responsible way to assist in preventing the overpopulation of unwanted animals in the ACT.

We have created an online booking form that shows all available appointments including costs and additional extras that can be added to your pet’s procedure. The Vet Clinic has the following types of procedures available:

  • Male Cat Desexing
  • Female Cat Desexing
  • Male Dog Desexing
  • Female Dog Desexing

**Please note the weight of your animal will determine the cost of your pet’s procedure (dogs only), over estimation of your pet’s weight can be credited, however under-estimation will incur any necessary costs.**

Our calendar will show highlighted green boxes for days with availability. Once selected, you will see specific available appointments to your pets breed and gender. Select an available time for the appointment and include the weight of your pet to see the price of the procedure. Once accepted, any additional extras to the procedure including Pre-Anaesthetic Blood tests, vaccinations and microchipping will become available.

Important Payment Information

VetPay & Centrepay are available in assisting with the prepayment of your desexing costs as a regular deduction from your Centrelink payments/bank account.

To apply for Vetpay please click here. Once approved, please give us a call on 02 6287 8100 to make a booking.

To apply for Centrepay, please come to 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston and talk to our reception team who will help you fill out a Centrepay form. You will need to bring 100 points of ID with you (current Centrelink card, Photo ID is a must; Your choice of utility statement, credit card, Medicare card).

Please note that you will not be able to finalise your booking online if you wish to use VetPay/Centrepay, we will complete your booking once your preferred payment method has been approved.

Desexing Clinic Extras

Pre-Anaesthetic Blood Test (not available for rabbits or ferrets)
We will perform a full physical examination on your pet before administering the anaesthesia. However, there are inherent risks to surgery and this is why we highly recommend a pre-anaesthetic blood test to be performed. This can reduce the risk and help us rule out any pre-existing internal problems that may not be evident physically, but could lead to serious complications.
Cost: $100

Vaccinating your pet is the best and least costly way of preventing disease. A healthy pet, with a healthy immune system uses vaccine antibodies to help their body fight against some viruses and bacteria that cause disease.
It is important that your pet continues to receive booster vaccinations periodically to keep their immune systems protected over their lifetime.
$60 each - Dog C3 or KC
$100 - Dog C5
$60 - Cat F3
$75 - Rabbit vaccination
$60 - Ferret vaccination

A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification. The microchip about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip has a unique number that is then registered to you through a microchip database registry.
Should your pet become lost and be taken to a vet clinic, animal shelter or local council, they will be scanned for a microchip and contact you using your registered details.
$50 - with vaccination
$60 - no vaccination

Intestinal Worming
Intestinal worms love to live inside our pet’s tummies! They can be infected by drinking contaminated water, coming into contact with infected animals or their faeces, eating meat and swallowing fleas. By treating your pet with adequate treatment, you can stop parasite life cycles which can protect other pets and yourself from becoming infected (yes some parasites can be transferred to you by your pet!)
Cost: from $10

Flea Protection
Fleas are everywhere in the environment and if your animal spends time outdoors, it is likely that fleas will find their way into your pet’s coat…then into your home!
The key to keeping these nasties out of your house and off your pet is to ensure that your pet is protected at all times.
1 month protection
3 month protection
6 month protection
Available for purchase on the day

Felines Only

FIV Test (Felines only)
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a virus that is transmitted from cat to cat usually through bite wounds. Any cat is susceptible to FIV, however there is a higher incidence found in non-desexed male cats that spend time outdoors.
FIV may not show any symptoms for years. However, once symptoms do develop, illness infections may become more frequent before the disease reaches a chronic stage.
By performing an FIV test early on, it can be determined if your cat can be protected using an FIV vaccination or should they have FIV, provisions can be made so that you can live a relatively comfortable life.
Cost: $60

Canines Only

Heartworm Test (Canines only)
Heartworm is an internal parasite that is spread by mosquitos. Heartworm does exist in the ACT and with owners travelling more and more with their canine companions to higher risk areas, the chance of infection is high.
It is important that a heartworm test is performed on dogs over 6 months and who are not currently on heartworm medication. Treatment given to an infected animal may be harmful or deadly.
Cost: $60

Heartworm Injection (Canines only)
Proheart SR- 12 injection is a once a year* product suitable for dogs more than 12 weeks of age. The injection is administered by your veterinarian and the sustained-release formula ensures 12 months of protection from a single dose.
The injection eliminates the need to remember monthly heartworm treatments and can be safely combined with your pet’s vaccination or annual check-up.
*Puppies will require a booster at 9 months of age and then they can receive once-a-year treatment
Cost: from $80

Tick Protection (Canines only)
With owners travelling more and more with their canine companions to areas that have ticks in their habitat, it is crucial that in addition to twice daily physical checks that your dog is treated prior to travel with tick prevention medication. These steps will reduce the likelihood of your dog becoming ill, will prevent a lot of distress to your dog and your wallet as treatment is difficult and expensive.
1 month protection
3 month protection
Available for purchase on the day

*Remember to never use medication for dogs or cats and vice versa. Not all medications are suitable for every animal, please seek veterinary advice before administering medications

**Should you request multiple parasite control treatments, we will provide the most cost effective combination product available.**