Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP)


A message to our SNIP Clients:

We are currently suspending all SNIP appointments at this time. We will work with you to reschedule your SNIP appointment if possible, and will issue refunds if you must cancel. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 585-223-1330 x130.

With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in New York on the rise, it is important to have the most up-to-date information about the disease and its potential impact on our families and community. COVID-19 is contagious for humans and, as of now, is understood to spread primarily from person to person. The WSAVA – World Small Animal Veterinary Association Global Veterinary Community—an association representing more than 200,000 veterinarians—states that there is no evidence that pet dogs or cats can be a source of infection to other animals or to humans. It is of course a rapidly evolving situation, and new information may emerge. You can learn more about COVID-19 and considering your pets in your preparedness plans here:


The Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP) provides qualified owners access to spay/neuter services for their household dog or cat at a greatly reduced cost. Services are performed at Lollypop Farm by appointment only. Our team of veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and assistants provide the highest level of care in our state-of-the-art Klingenstein Veterinary Clinic on the main campus in Fairport.
Read our FAQs to learn more about spaying or neutering your pet.

General Information

  • Must meet specific qualifications to participate.
  • Services provided by appointment only at Lollypop Farm’s Klingenstein Veterinary Clinic.
  • Non-refundable advanced payment is required to schedule an appointment.
  • Appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday.
  • Same day service: Pets are dropped off at 8:00 a.m. and picked up at 3:00 p.m.
  • No follow-up appointments are needed.
  • Post-op care instructions are provided at discharge.


Pet owners must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Receive Public Assistance (NYS TAP, SNAP, HEAP, DSS, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Income, Unemployment, Disability, or Medicaid)
  • Fall below HUD Income Guidelines
  • Full-time college student
  • Military Service Member or Veteran

Dogs or cats must be:

  • Be between the ages of 4 months and 6 years
  • Be in good health
  • Have no history of aggression

What is included?

All dogs and cats receive:

  • Spay or Neuter surgery with anesthesia and pain medicine
  • Rabies & Distemper Vaccinations (required unless proof of vaccination is provided)
  • General Exam
  • Nail Trim
  • Optional: Microchip, Flea & Tick Treatment, and De-Worming ($10 each)

Cost of Services

Surgery Cost Rabies Vaccine* Distemper Vaccine* Total
Cats Female $50 $5 $5 $60
Male $40 $5 $5 $50
Dogs Female $130 $5 $5 $140
Male $115 $5 $5 $125
*Required unless proof of vaccination is provided.

Spay/Neuter FAQ

Spaying (female) and neutering (male) are surgical procedures performed by a veterinarian remove a dog or cat’s reproductive organs. The pets are then unable to breed.
  • Spay/Neuter will increase your dog/cat’s chance of a longer, healthier life by reducing the risk of cancer.
  • Spaying/Neutering your dog/cat reduces his/her likelihood to roam, spray/mark (cats), or have aggressive behaviors.
  • One unaltered dog/cat and his/her offspring can produce thousands of puppies/kittens in a lifetime.
  • There are more cats/dogs than available homes. Spay/Neuter ensures that your pet will not contribute to the number of pets in shelters each year.
Yes, when an animal is in heat, they follow their natural instincts and can escape from your home/leash to gain access to other animals.
No, your dog or cat may be less likely to exhibit certain behaviors like humping, spraying/marking, aggression, and roaming, but his/her personality will not change.
No, this is a myth! Pets who are spayed before their first heat are typically healthier.