May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Pet overpopulation remains the leading welfare issue regarding cats and dogs in the USA today. To most effectively prevent pregnancy and avoid contributing to overpopulation, neutering should be performed before puberty. Pediatric, early-age, or prepubertal sterilization is an effective way of decreasing litter numbers that contribute to overpopulation and is supported by the AVMA and American Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
Early-age spay-neuter is faster, easier, and has a lower complication rate than surgery in the postpubertal animal. Surgery and anesthesia times are typically shorter in pediatric patients. Anesthesia techniques for the pediatric animal emphasize avoidance of hypothermia, hypoglycemia, and decreasing stress in the perioperative period.
This 2-day course will teach in detail anesthesia, surgical, and perioperative patient care techniques in the pediatric spay-neuter patient. These techniques will be presented by experienced faculty in a lecture and laboratory format. Extensive laboratory hands-on experience with surgical techniques in the pediatric patient will occur in the operating room each day under faculty supervision.
At the conclusion of the course, the veterinarian will be able to perform spay-neuter in the pediatric patient confidently and safely.
CE Hours: 16
Course registration fee: $250 Lodging at Hampton Inn: $260