Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
I understand that removing the uterus and leaving the ovaries intact is practiced widely in Europe, but it's nearly unheard of in the US--I don't know anyone who has had it done, but I used to work with a vet that has done it. I am sure you could find a vet that would be willing, but realize that the bitch will still come into heat twice a year, will still attract males, and probably allow them to mate with her. She won't get pregnant of course, but it's something to keep in mind if you want to avoid problems with other dogs, STDs, etc.
The vet I talked to said that in the cases where he performed an ovary-sparing hysterectomy, the owners came back later and asked for the ovaries to be removed, as they decided they didn't want to deal with heat cycles.