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Clinics

Clinics are held monthly throughout the academic school year where each cat is examined, scanned for microchip, ear tipped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated (rabies and FVRCP), and treated for parasites. Minor injuries are also addressed and treated.

How to Participate in a Clinic

Participating in Operation Catnip clinics is simple. 

  1. Check that all cats meet clinic participation requirements
  2. Make an online caregiver registration for cats several weeks prior to clinic date
  3. Trap the cats
  4. Attend the Clinic
  5. Cats are spayed/neutered, ear tipped and vaccinated
  6. Release cats at original location the morning after the clinic
  7. Return Traps

Cat Requirements

Operation Catnip Stillwater only accepts community cats that are unowned, free-roaming, within a 30-mile radius of Stillwater. For more information on the areas we serve and what cats we accept, please visit the FAQ webpage.

Registering for a Clinic

Registration for each clinic opens several weeks prior to each clinic date. Each cat must be registered to attend a clinic. Click the "Register for Clinic" button and complete the form. Please note, there will only be a live form if there is an upcoming clinic.

Register for a Clinic

Trap Cats

Trap Rental

Each cat must arrive in a separate trap to the clinic. Traps are available for rent at our Trap Depot. Trap rental requires a deposit for residents not residing within Stillwater that will be returned during trap collection.

For more information please visit our Trap Depot webpage.

Need Help Trapping Cats?

If you need assistance in trapping the cats, our trapping team provides help within Stillwater and surrounding communities for trapping the cats and transporting the cats to the clinic. Learn more and request Trapping Team Assistance at Trapping Cats.

Attend Clinic

The clinic is held within the basement of Oklahoma State Veterinary Hospital. Please follow the signs to the doors on the west side of the building. The entrance for clinic check-in is located opposite the large parking lot by the dumpsters. It is important that each cat arrives in a separate humane trap. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cats in carriers or cardboard boxes. Check-In for the clinic is between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. the morning of each clinic. You are welcome to bring the cats anytime during this check-in period. Your pick-up time will be given to you following check-in. We base pick up times on when you arrive at the clinic - the first cats to arrive will be the first cats done and will therefore be ready to go home first. If you have any further questions, please refer to our Pre-Operative Instructions (PDF)

Release Cats

Cats will be discharged the afternoon of the clinic - an approximate time will be given to you during check-in. We recommend releasing cats the morning after the clinic to allow time for the anesthesia to completely wear off before the cats are returned to their original environments. Please refer to the Discharge Instructions (PDF) for further details.

Return Traps

Borrowed traps need to be returned to the Trap Depot following the clinic. Deposits for trap rental will be returned during this time. Hours for the depot can be found on the Trap Depot webpage and are also provided during check-in.