Spay / Neuter Surgical Center

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Our Clinic is located at the Brougher Companion Animal Shelter in York, Pa. It is operated by the York County SPCA and offers low cost, high quality spay/neuter services to all dogs and cats. Our goal is to increase the number of spay/neuter procedures and therefore decrease the amount of euthanasia that occurs in York County. Our address is 3159 Susquehanna Trail North York, PA 17406. We are located at the Emigsville exit from I-83, approximately 5 miles north of York.

To Schedule an Appointment

Please call (717) 764-6109 ext. 125 to schedule an appointment or fill out our online form to provide more information and we’ll contact you to setup an appointment. Appointments must be pre-paid. We operate Monday through Friday. Check-in is at 7:00am for dogs, 7:30 for owned cats, and 8:00 am for feral cats. (Your appointment may need to be rescheduled if you arrive later than 8:30am.) The clinic entrance is on the north side of the main entrance to the YCSPCA shelter. Convenient parking is available on the north side near the clinic entrance. Weather permitting, please leave your pet in your car and check in with the staff before bringing your pet into the lobby. During check-in, there are some procedures to review and payment for any additional services must be made using cash, check or credit card.

To have your questions answered, please call (717) 764-6109 ext. 140 to speak with the clinic staff. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:30pm. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message. All phone calls are returned the same day. Customers are also welcome to visit the clinic during regular hours and our staff will assist you.

You will receive written and verbal post-surgical care instructions, and most animals will recover quickly with no problems. However, if your pet experiences any complications, please bring your pet back for a recheck or call (717) 764-6109 ext. 140. You do not need an appointment for a recheck or incision check and we are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm for walk-ins.


If you would like to mail in your form with payment, Download the Low Cost Spay/Neuter  Program Form to print, fill out and mail to the address listed on the top of the form to begin the process.

The cost of spay/neuter surgery varies depending on animal, size and procedure:

Female dog spay 0-50 lbs.
Female dog spay 51-100 lbs.
Female dog spay 101+ lbs.
Male dog neuter
Female cat spay
Male cat neuter
Feral cat spay or neuter


The York County SPCA encourages pet owners to have their pets microchipped. This provides a permanent form of identification for your pet in the event that they become lost and lose their collar or tags. A microchip (the size of a grain of rice) is implanted under the skin below the back of your pet’s neck by needle. The implantation is painless and performed in just seconds. A scanner is then used to scan the animal and pick up the microchip that traces back to the owner. The York County SPCA receives thousands of stray animals each year and is only able to return approximately 3% of these animals because they did not have any identification. Microchipping is now recognized in Pennsylvania as a means to obtain a lifetime license.  Owners who have their dogs implanted with a microchip are able to register their dogs for a lifetime license and not have to purchase annual county licenses. The payment for a lifetime license can only be accepted in the form of a check or money order.

$50 Spay/Neuter for Pit Bulls

Our community is inundated with pit bulls and consequently our shelter is, too. We know that it is imperative for York County pit bulls to be spayed or neutered. This would alleviate their overpopulation that leads to so many pit bulls ending up at our facility. Because of this issue, we provide spay/neuter of any York County pit bull for $50. If you have a pit bull in your family and would like to learn more about this program, please contact us at 717-764-6109 ext. 125. If your dog is mixed but primarily pit bull, your dog may still be considered for the program. Please ask us!

Meet Our Highly-Trained Staff

Dr. Jennifer Johnston

DrJohnstonDr. Johnston did her undergraduate work in Dairy and Animal Science at Penn State University and went on to graduate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Upon finishing veterinary school, she completed an equine internship from 2000-2001 in Rochester, New York. She then went on to small animal private practice at various veterinary hospitals in the Harrisburg area before joining the York County SPCA in 2011. Dr. Johnston resides locally with her husband, Pete, and her son, Aidan. She also has an active shelter-adopted mixed Boxer named Wuzzby. Besides her work as a shelter veterinarian, she is an active member of the Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT-2) and the local County Animal Response Team and has a strong passion for Veterinary Disaster Medicine. She also enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking, ballroom dancing and horseback riding in her free time.

Dr. Doug Benner

Dr. Doug BennerDr. Benner joined the staff of the York County SPCA in June of 2014, after a 30 year career in private practice.  He lives in York County with his wife, Peggy, 4 dogs and 5 cats. In his spare time, Dr. Benner enjoys reading, writing, photography and golf.



The Story Behind Our Spay/Neuter Clinic

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