According to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 920,000 shelter animals are euthanized each year. Pet owners can save the life’s of many of these animals by taking them in as pets through adoption. One way a shelter or non-profit can find more of these pets home is by investing in a mobile spay, neuter and adoption unit.

What is a mobile spay, neuter and adoption unit?

A mobile spay, neuter, and adoption unit is a custom-designed vehicle (typically a step van or trailer) where professional veterinarians can perform surgical spay and neuter procedures as well as adopt undesired cats and dogs on a mobile setup. This clinic on wheels can serve communities with a large number of these types of pets and doesn’t have the ability to bring them to a veterinary or animal adoption facility.

These mobile clinics can travel long distances, can manage numerous clients, and have plenty of post-operative and recuperation cage space. Additionally, it’s a great way to introduce the public to potential new pets away from fixed settings.

Mobile health unit.

How much does it cost for a mobile spay, neuter and adoption unit?

A typical mobile spay, neuter, and adoption build would cost as low as $114,400 or as high as $342,000. This price includes the cost of installing equipment for a trailer. Give us a call or email for a custom quote based on your unique goals and equipment needs.

What equipment can you install on this type of unit?

The equipment that can be installed in a mobile spay, neuter, and adoption unit can be found in a brick-and-mortar spay, neuter, and adoption facility. Here’s a list of equipment commonly installed into a mobile spay, neuter, and adoption unit.


Different laboratories utilize centrifuges to segregate fluids, gasses, or liquids according to their density. Centrifuges are frequently employed for the purification of cells, organelles, viruses, proteins, and nucleic acids in both research and clinical facilities. Utilizing factors such as particle density and size, medium viscosity, and rotor speed, a centrifuge is used to separate particles floating in a liquid.

The division of whole blood components using a centrifuge is an example of its utilization in a clinical environment. Various assays call for serum or plasma, which can be obtained using centrifugation.

Instrument Stand

In an industrial context, instrument stands or instrument supports are used to attach different measurement equipment or control devices (such as analyzers, emergency stop buttons, or switches).


An autoclave is a pressurized device used to sterilize medical equipment, and as a result, it has various uses in the medical industry. The instruments and fluids used in therapy may harbor bacteria, spores, fungi, viruses, and other pathogens that could spread disease. Autoclaves are efficient at eliminating these pathogens.

Autoclaves aid in the prevention of animal hospital-acquired illnesses. Without these operations, animals run the risk of needless medical issues and in extreme circumstances, even death.

Cat Shield (for fractious cats)

This sturdy plastic feral cat barrier, a need for vets, technicians, and kennel staff, aids in the humane and secure restraint of the pet. One only needs to insert via the regularly spaced holes after sliding the light, transparent panel into the kennel or Feral Cat Den. This reduces the danger of harm while also saving time. The method of therapy is practical, easily cleaned, secure for the operator, and gentle on the animal.

Endotracheal Tubes

A tube that stretches from the mouth cavity into the trachea is placed during endotracheal intubation. Endotracheal intubation is used to provide inhalation anesthetics, ensure a clear airway in animals who are incapacitated, and provide oxygen to support ventilatory function. For instance, it could be required to offer respiratory support until the research animal can breathe completely on its own again if the animal becomes unstable while receiving an injected anesthetic.
For intubation to be successful, the endotracheal tube must be the right size. The larynx and trachea can be damaged by using a tube that is too large, while a tube that is too narrow won’t give a wide enough airway.

Exam Stool

Exam stools are made so that it is simple to sit more ergonomically while working. The compact and rounded backrest provides accurate lower back support and maximizes mobility. Due to the seat’s design, you are not compelled to sit at a 90-degree angle but rather have the freedom to place your legs such that your knees are higher than your hips. It is simpler to extend the back with this open hip angle, which makes it very easy to maintain proper posture during work.

Examination Table

During clinical evaluation and diagnosis, examination tables are designed to assist the animal and veterinary team. An exam table must be present in every consultation space. The essential furniture at a veterinary hospital or clinic includes examination tables. The physical evaluation of the animal, the choice of and occasionally application of the animal’s appropriate therapy, the collection of samples, or the performance of diagnostic tests are a few of the uses. For weighing the animal, some exam tables feature a scale.

Surgery Table

A surgical table’s role is to support the veterinary team and ensure animal safety while being positioned during surgical procedures in a theater or surgery room. Some operating tables have features, attachments, and designs that are specialized for certain sorts of surgeries. One feature of some tables, for instance, is a moveable grid that makes cleaning up after dental surgery simpler.

Walk-On Scale

Even the heaviest of your clients can be weighed on this walk-on scale, which has a 400-lb capacity. For usage in clinics, kennels, or grooming rooms, a walk-on digital weight scale is appropriate. The battery-operated, LED display retains weight long after the animal is taken off the scale, and the stainless steel removable base makes cleanup simple.

Heat Pump Water

For little veterinary surgical patients, hypothermia is a persistent risk. Hypothermia affects 60 to 70 percent of surgical patients. Clinical outcomes can be significantly improved by keeping patients warm before, during, and after surgery, according to recent human medical studies. With this method, the patient is covered in a flat, cozy vinyl blanket. Using a unique electrical pump, warm water is distributed throughout the blanket. Your chosen temperature range (86°-107°) will be maintained by this pump within 1.5oF. The size and texture of your pick blanket are matched with the pump.

Anesthesia Machine: Essential for surgeries to provide inhalation anesthesia safely. It allows for precise control of the animal’s depth of anesthesia during procedures.

ECG (Electrocardiogram) Machine: To monitor the heart rate and rhythm of animals under anesthesia, ensuring that they remain stable throughout the procedure.

Veterinary Ultrasound: Portable ultrasound machines can help with quick diagnostic scans, pregnancy checks, and other soft-tissue examinations.

What types of services can you offer on this type of unit?

Most of the services you will find in a veterinary spay, neuter, and adoption clinic can also be found in a mobile setup. However, one advantage of having a mobile spay, neuter, and adoption unit is that you can bring these same services to the public rather than them going to you. Some of these services include the following:

1. Spay – Ovariohysterectomy, sometimes known as the standard “spay,” is the removal of a female dog or cat’s ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. She is rendered infertile and her heat cycle and behavior associated with the breeding instinct are eliminated. Oophorectomy or ovariectomy, a type of spaying that is typically performed on cats and young dogs, involves removing only the ovaries. An additional, less popular procedure is an “ovary-sparing spay,” during which the uterus is extracted through one (or both) ovaries are left in place. The ovaries, uterus, oviducts, and uterine horns may all be removed after a complete ovariohysterectomy.

2. Neuter – The procedure known as an orchiectomy, also known as the common “neuter,” involves removing the testicles from a male dog or cat. As a result, he has no ability to reproduce and exhibits fewer or no male breeding activities. The most popular way of sterilizing animals is neutering. Animal rescue organizations, humane societies, and shelters advise pet owners to neuter their animals in order to reduce the number of unwanted litters that end up in the rescue sector. All adopted dogs and cats must be neutered before moving into their new homes in many nations.

3. Rabies Vaccination – According to the recommendations on the vaccine label, all dogs, cats, and ferrets should receive their initial and subsequent rabies vaccinations. A previously immunized animal should be revaccinated if the time for a booster shot has passed. The animal should be started on a vaccination schedule in accordance with the labeled duration of the employed vaccine as soon as the booster is administered because it is already deemed fully immunized.

4. Microchipping – In the modern world, microchip technology is used in everything from cellphones and computers to wild animal implants that allow tracking of a pet’s activities. The goal of pet microchips is to offer a permanent form of identification. RFID or Radio frequency identification tags are the names given to these microchip implants. They’re small, approximately the size of a big rice grain and they’re not active. Your pet’s embedded microchip has no internal battery or power connection, so it remains dormant within the pet until a microchip scanner can read it.

5. FVRCP vaccine – Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (represented by the FVR in the vaccine name), Feline Calicivirus (represented by the C), and Feline Panleukopenia (represented by the P) are three exceedingly contagious and fatal feline diseases that can be prevented with the FVRCP vaccine.

6. DA2PPV vaccine – Although it is frequently referred to as a canine distemper vaccine, your pet will likely be protected not only against distemper. This is due to the fact that your pet will actually be protected from a number of deadly diseases by a combination of immunizations administered as one shot. In general, the most significant illnesses to protect against are canine distemper, canine parvovirus infection, canine parvovirus infection, and parainfluenza. The precise mix of your dog’s distemper combination vaccine depends on your dog’s age and specific disease-risk profile. On your pet’s medical records, the acronym for this combo vaccine is usually written as “DHPPV,” “DHPP,” “DA2PP,” or “DA2PPV.”

7. Pet Adoption – Adopting a pet is the process of taking over the care of an animal that was originally owned by someone else, including an individual, shelter, or rescue center. Animal shelters and rescue organizations are common places to find acceptable dogs. While some organizations use a guardianship model where the organization keeps some influence over the animal’s future use or care, others offer adopters ownership of the pet.

Why is it so important to spay and neuter pets?

Spayed or neutered animals live longer! In addition to giving your pet a happier, healthier life, spaying or neutering them also helps to reduce the number of stray animals in the neighborhood. Reduced risks of cancer and uterine disorders are just a few advantages of spaying or neutering your pet. A happier and more well-adjusted temperament results from the absence of heat cycles and behavioral fluctuations. No longer feeling the need to date, which lessens the desire to get outside and risk danger.

While there is a cost to having a pet spayed or neutered, it is far less than the cost of caring for a litter. It also mitigates the potential costs associated with health problems in pets that are not fixed. Overall, it’s a smart financial decision for any pet owner that can yield health benefits as well.

How can a mobile unit help more pets get adopted?

There could be several things a mobile spay, neuter, and adoption unit can do to help get more pets adopted by prospective new owners. Other than just processing certain pets to be transferred to their new owners, they can also educate new owners on how to properly care for their new pets. Some of these may include:

Host petting zoos at fairs

Mobile units can be moderators of petting zoos as well as fairs. Animal interaction is encouraged in many public places, including farms, fairs, and petting zoos, for both educational and recreational reasons. Through this, prospective pet owners can look, pet, and interact with the animals that possibly give pets new homes to go to.

Travel to pet adoption fundraisers

Another way mobile units can help foster pet adoption is by going to pet adoption fundraisers. Not only will the mobile unit help pets find new owners, but the mobile unit can also help the organizers with their fundraising activity, this is hitting two birds with one stone opportunity.

Bring animals to public events that need a new home

Mobile units can also bring these pets into public events and expose them to people and possibly new owners. This is a more broad opportunity than fundraisers. These public activities may include but are not limited to sports events, holiday celebrations, fun runs, as well as movie screenings.

Vets recommend female cats and dogs be spayed as young as possible to help prevent significant health issues such as breast cancer and uterine infections as they age. The risk of testicular cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland) in male pets can both be reduced by neutering them.