Lurie Clinic | PAWS Chicago

Low-cost spay/neuter surgeries—and much more

High-Quality, High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Spay/neuter is one of the easiest ways to ensure your pet has a healthy, happy life. With so many homeless pets killed in Chicago each year, spay/neuter also prevents unwanted pets from being born.

We opened the Lurie Clinic in 2000 to provide spay/neuter for free and at a reduced cost to make sure it is accessible for all pets. We tier our pricing so everyone can afford it. By specializing in spay/neuter, we’re able to help thousands of animals while providing high-quality surgical expertise and personalized attention for each pet.

The Basics

A convenient, accessible location is just as important as affordability when it comes to encouraging spay/neuter. The Lurie Clinic is in the charming and bustling Little Village neighborhood. It is the only spay/neuter clinic of its kind located in and serving Chicago’s underserved communities.

To be cleared for surgery, pets must:

  • Weigh at least two pounds
  • Be at least eight weeks old
  • Pass a checkup with one of our veterinarians
  • Have a presurgical blood panel done if over six years of age to ensure there are no health issues and the pet is safe to go under anesthesia

We tier our pricing based on need. See our Lurie Clinic Pricing to learn more and to see if you qualify for free spay/neuter.

Lurie Clinic
3516 W. 26th St.
Chicago, IL 60623

Online appointment bookings for spay/neuter surgeries will be available soon. Please check this page for updates or email for more information­.

Hours of Operation by Appointment Only 
Monday-Friday: 6:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Group Packages

Feral/Community Cat Trappers

In addition to individuals, the Lurie Clinic serves rescue groups and feral/community cat trappers. Visit Feral/Community Cat Trappers to learn more about services and pricing.

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Vaccine Clinic and Other Services

In addition to spay/neuter surgeries, the Lurie Clinic offers optional low-cost annual preventive services during Vaccine Clinic hours, including:

  • Vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, and Canine Influenza 
  • Canine heartworm testing
  • Feline FeLV/FIV combo testing
  • Microchipping
  • Bravecto for flea and tick prevention (cat and dog formulas available)
  • Tri-Heart for heartworm prevention

See Lurie Clinic Pricing for more information. Appointments are required for each pet. 

Schedule Vaccine Appointment


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Preparing Your Pet for Surgery

Everything you need to know about getting your pet ready for this procedure. Learn more

Helping Your Pet During Recovery

These tips will help. Learn more

Spaying or Neutering Young Pets

Find out why it’s important for puppies and kittens. Learn more

Already Made Your Spay/Neuter Appointment?

What you'll need to know for your pet before and after surgery