Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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Spay/neuter shelter surgery elective
Students travel with a Mobile veterinary unit to animal shelters in north Mississippi. Each unit goes to one shelter a day, spending the day there providing basic wellness care and spay neuter services for animals eligible for adoption. On average 30 surgeries are performed each day in each (of 2) mobile units. In total extern students will visit 7 or 8 different shelters and will perform (on average) over 70 surgeries in during the two week rotation. The first day of the experience an experience surgeon is scrubbed in with the students offering assistance, guidance, and feedback. After the first day one or more experienced surgeons are available to scrub in if the student needs assistance, but the students perform the surgeries on their own.
Philip Bushby is a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Kimberly Woodruff has 5 years spay neuter experience.
The program runs two mobile veterinary units and serves 18 different shelters/humane groups in North Mississippi.
Students are provided with specific reading material and instructional videos related to pet over population, shelter management, and high volume spay neuter techniques.
Students will visit 7 or 8 different shelters on the mobile veterinary units and will participate in basic wellness care and spay neuter of shelter animals eligible for adoption. Students, on average, perform more than 70 surgeries each.
Students are supervised by Dr. Philip Bushby and or Dr. Kimberly Woodruff. Students will spend 7 to 8 days with 9 to 12 hours contact with veterinarians each day for a total of approximately 85 hours of contact.
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
PO Box 6100
Miss State, MS 39762
bushby [at] cvm [dot] msstate [dot] edu
Philip Bushby
Posted: 04/08/13