UC Davis Registered Veterinary Technician Emma Hewitt holds a kitten after surgery. Overseen by UC Davis faculty, fourth year veterinary students perform neuters and spays in the surgery suite of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the Yolo County Animal Shelter. The Koret Shelter Medicine is a privately funded program with the goals of advancing shelter medicine as a veterinary specialty through research, specialty training and education, and performance of veterinary service in animal shelters, and improving the quality of life of animals in shelters through improvements in veterinary preventive medicine and management of disease, as well as hand-on training of veterinary students in surgeries and shelter medicine.
Photo by Don Preisler/UCDavis
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