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
To make an appointment, email:

Hours of Operation
Sunday: 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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
  • Frontline Gold for flea and tick prevention (cat and dog formulas available)
  • Heartgard Plus for heartworm prevention
  • Nexgard chewable for flea and tick prevention for dogs
  • Revolution for prevention of heartworm, fleas, ear mites and other parasites (cat and dog formulas available). Negative heartworm test required for dogs.
  • Nail trims and ear cleaning

See Lurie Clinic Pricing for more information.

Vaccine Clinic Hours
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.Appointments are not required. Questions? Email 

*PAWS Chicago reserves the right to end daily check-ins before 3:00 p.m. if the clinic reaches its daily capacity. 

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Group Packages

Rescue Groups & Feral/Community Cat Trappers

In addition to individuals, the Lurie Clinic serves rescue groups and feral/community cat trappers. Learn more about services and pricing.

Rescue Groups
Feral/Community Cat Trappers

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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 Appointment?

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