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N.C. clinic to teach quick, safe sterilization
Asheville, N.C. - A state-of-the-art spay/neuter clinic dedicated to controlling dog and cat overpopulation opened in Asheville, N.C.
- A state-of-the-art spay/neuter clinic dedicated to controlling dog and cat overpopulation opened in Asheville, N.C.
The Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic offers the first national training center for veterinarians and surgical teams.
Spay/neuter surgical teams will learn how to deliver high-quality, high-volume surgical sterilizations more quickly and safely, according to Humane Alliance Medical Director Karla Brestle, DVM.
Organizations also will learn how to open and operate a self-sustaining spay/neuter clinic in their own communities.
The clinic covers 13,000 square feet, enough space to sterilize 250 cats and dogs per day.
By comparison, the average clinic with one veterinarian on duty performs 35 surgeries a day, according to the Humane Alliance.
Funding for the clinic comes from two $1 million grants from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and PetSmart Charities.