2695 East Foothill Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 US

626-796-8387

Semen Services

Semen Evaluation

 

Routine semen evaluations can help doctors and owners keep track of your studs fertility and can diagnose semen abnormalities. Rose City Veterinary Hospital is one of the few hospitals that has the SpermaVision technology. This advanced technology helps give a more accurate analysis of semen motility, morphology and concentration. This provides breeders with confidence that their stud can successfully impregnate females. This technology is utilized for all semen processing including chilled and frozen.

 

Semen Services

 

Shipping bitches or stud dogs can not only be a costly and frustrating process but can cause stress to the bitch or stud which can affect reproductive cycle or semen quality. Using chilled or frozen semen makes it possible to successfully breed your bitch to a stud anywhere in the country or even around the world. 

 

Chilled Semen

 

Once the stud dog owner has received notice that the bitch is ready to be bred, stud dog owner should schedule an appointment for collection. We recommend using an in-season bitch or vaginal swab (of a bitch that was in season) to help stimulate stud for a better collection.  Chilled semen is shipped priority overnight via FedEx. Semen can be stored for up to seventy-two hours (depending on semen quality), but should be used as soon as possible after collection (preferably within 24 hours). Each semen collection is assessed using SpermaVision technology before shipment. Results of the semen evaluation are included for the inseminating veterinarian’s records.  Once the semen is evaluated, semen extender is added to assist in prolonging the life of the semen.

Frozen Semen

Frozen semen can be stored indefinitely this means, a stud with excellent confirmation can be bred long after their natural life. At Rose City Veterinary Hospital, we have recently used frozen semen from a stud collected over 10 years ago and achieved excellent results. Unfortunately it is impossible to predict how well studs semen freezes until a sample has been collected and evaluated. Once semen has been frozen a test straw is thawed and re-evaluated to check motility. Our veterinarians understand how important all breedings are especially when using frozen semen. We recommend carefully monitoring the bitches ovulation timing to help increase chances of achieving a successful healthy litter.  

Frozen semen is stored on site here at Rose City Veterinary Hospital. Our liquid nitrogen tanks are carefully monitored daily by our skilled reproduction coordinator.  An annual storage fee which contributes to the upkeep of the nitrogen and tanks is billed annually.

Frozen semen shipments should be pre-arranged with our reproduction coordinator. The frozen semen transfer form must be signed by the stud dog owner prior to shipment. The recipient must sign the frozen semen credit card authorization form.  Once all forms have been received by Rose City Veterinary Hospital the recipient must contact assistant to set up shipment date.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the Rose City Veterinary Hospital team at (626) 796-8387.

Sign up using the form or call 626-796-8387 to make your appointment.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am

8: 00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am

4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Have been taking my cats to RCVH for years. The Vets and office staff have always been great. My current Vet Dr. Brickman is exceptional: she took over from my previous Vet who moved away. She is very patient and listens to my concerns regarding my elderly male cat. She is a real professional."
    Lori H. Pasadena, CA

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • What to do when your pet gets lost?

    Has your pet wriggled their way through the fence or dashed out the front door? When searching for your lost pet, make sure you include these steps in your hunt. ...

    Read More
  • Flea and Tick Season

    Want to protect your pet from fleas and ticks? These tips can help. ...

    Read More
  • Summer Grooming Tips

    Want to keep your pet cool and comfortable this summer? A few changes to your normal grooming routine can help. ...

    Read More
  • What to Do If Your Pet is Stung

    Don't get us wrong, we love the bees! But we don't love when our pets get stung. Follow our tips to treat and prevent bee stings on your furry best friend. ...

    Read More
  • Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

    Do you dread hitting the road with your pet? These tips may make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable for you both. ...

    Read More
  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More
  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

    Read More

Newsletter Sign Up