The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine joins veterinarians and other members of the community for Spay Day 2017. World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. The event helps low-income pet owners protect their animals' health and well-being while reducing pet overpopulation. The procedures take place in the Ira M. Gourley Clinical Teaching Center, where School of Veterinary Medicine students learn techniques of surgery, anesthesia and patient management. The facility is equipped with a suite of 28 surgery tables, anesthesia room, recovery area, classrooms and kennels. UCDavis started participating in SpayDay in 2004, where volunteer faculty members, staff and veterinary students have transformed the center into a large-scale community veterinary clinic to spay and neuter dozens of dogs on Spay Day.
Photo by Don Preisler/UCDavis
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