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Spay/Neuter Certificate Program
NJHRS is working to create a list of veterinarians who are willing to provide spay/neuter services for a reduced fee. We have a few veterinarians so far and they are at the bottom of this page.
If you are reading this, you are a responsible rabbit parent who knows the benefits of spaying and neutering rabbits, even if you have only one rabbit and pregnancy is not an issue. Congratulations!
Rabbits are relinquished to animal shelters for a variety of reasons—chief among them are behavior issues and unwanted litters. To enhance the health and longevity of our rabbit companions, keep rabbits with their human families and prevent litters New Jersey House Rabbit Society advocates spaying and neutering.
Your rabbit, if a male, is ready for neuter when his testes are visible, usually around 3-4 months. Females should be spayed at 5-6 months old.
In order to make this important surgery more financially feasible, NJHRS has enlisted the support of veterinarians to participate in our reduced cost spay/neuter program.
STOP! Here are two low cost options that are not in our program, but their fees are less than if you used our program. You will make appointments and payments directly with them.
1) Dr. Lori Duggan. It may take a while to set up an appointment, but Dr. Duggan's mission is to bring low cost veterinary services to the public. At this time (5/2023) she charges $130 for a spay/neuter, wellness exam, nail trim and pain meds. The clinic is in Burlington County, but is open to anyone.
2) Associated Humane Societies in Forked River, Ocean County. At this time (4/2021) they charge $175 for a neuter and $200 for a spay - no office visit charge but there will be a charge for take home medications. 609-693-1900 option 5
STOP! Are you a low-income individual on government assistance or a low-income college student? We offer further discounted certificate fees. Click here for details.
How the NJHRS certificate program works...
Individuals interested in taking advantage of our program will pay a reduced spay or neuter fee to NJHRS for which they will receive a Certificate. The certificate is to be presented to one of our participating veterinarians at the time of service.
A neuter certificate is $140 and a spay certificate is $190. If you have researched spay/neuter surgeries for rabbits you know a neuter can cost $400 - $600 and a spay can be $600 - $900. We are grateful to our participating veterinarians who are making these lower fees possible.
To purchase a certificate...
NOTE: Do NOT make an appointment until you receive your certificate in the USPS mail. Certificates will NOT be emailed and your PayPal receipt is NOT your certificate.
1) Order online. Click on the Buy Now button below to order your certificate(s) through Paypal. CERTIFICATES HAVE A 4 MONTH EXPIRATION DATE AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
2) Send a check/money order made payable to New Jersey House Rabbit Society to: NJHRS, Attn: Janine Motta, 21 Hollow Rd, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
IMPORTANT: The certificate cost (paid to NJHRS) covers only the actual surgery, anesthesia & pain medications. You will also be financially responsible for the following (paid to the vet). These will typically be $120 - $185, more if doing bloodwork. We recognize this raises the cost, but it will still be less than what most vets charge for these services. Everything has gone up these days and unfortunately this impacts our program.
◘ A pre-surgery checkup, if required.
The cost of take home pain medications.
◘ The cost of take home pain medications.
Pre-surgery bloodwork, if
required. ($175 - $260)
($175 - $260)
◘ Complications are rare but possible. For example, in older rabbits, females may have uterine cancer and males may have testicular lesions, both making the surgery complicated.
Our Participating Veterinarians...
All of our participating veterinarians are skilled professionals who have performed many rabbit spays and neuters. Your rabbit will be given the same outstanding care as any one of their patients. These doctors have agreed to participate in this program as a public service. We extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to them all.
When making an appointment, please let the hospital know that you are coming in with the NJHRS certificate. Some of our vets are not taking in new clients, but WILL take you if you let them know you are with NJHRS.
Avian & Exotic Medical Surgical Center
Philadelphia | Bloodwork REQUIRED if your rabbit is over
2-years-old (approx. $260)
|215-995-4049 | NOTE: a pre-surgery visit is required. Should your rabbit not be cleared for surgery we will refund the certificate.
Bloodwork REQUIRED if your rabbit is over 2-years-old (approx. $260)