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Smoky’s Spay & Neuter Clinic

Formerly A.L. Shilling Spay & Neuter

The Richmond SPCA Smoky’s Spay & Neuter Clinic, located at 7088 Mechanicsville Turnpike, opened March 1, 2022. This satellite location provides sterilization services to shelter and rescue organizations and community cat caregivers performing Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR).

Guardians seeking care for their own pets will continue to be served at our full-service Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital.

Who we serve

  • Animal control agencies
  • Private 501c3 rescue organizations
  • TNVR practitioners

Free TNVR appointments are reserved for unowned, free-roaming community cats who are being returned to their outdoor colonies only. Cats and kittens being placed in new homes are not eligible for TNVR services.

For information about appointments for your shelter or 501c3 rescue group, please contact

Previous clients of A.L. Shilling Spay & Neuter or Barron Surgery requesting records should email

Our clinic is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Additional local spay & neuter resources

If you are a pet guardian seeking low-cost spay and neuter resources only for your dog or cat, please consider contacting:

  • Prevent a Litter (City of Richmond): 804-359-6369
  • Richmond Animal League Loving Spay+Neuter Clinic (Chesterfield): 804-379-9725 option 4  
  • Jessica Beath Clinic (Ashland): 804-752-7729

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