Program: Spay & Neuter Surgical Instruction and Training Course
Location: Navajo Nation, The Four Corners, USA
• 20th to 22nd May, 2022
• 17th to 19th June, 2022
• 15th to 17th July, 2022
• 19th to 21st August, 2022
***Each session accommodates a maximum of 10 participants.
Who’s it For:
Veterinary students, and licensed veterinarians, who are interested in improving their spay technique. This program is designed to provide veterinary students (at all levels of study) the opportunity to gain spay and neuter skills. Additionally it also offers guidance to licensed veterinarians who would like to improve their spay and neuter techniques, and their surgical time.
About The Program:
Pawesome’s Four Corners Navajo Nation Spay Clinic is a 3 day program that offers an intense two day surgical training course. Our program is twofold – it provides much needed veterinary care to perhaps some of the most in need areas of the USA, and it offers veterinary students, and licensed veterinarians, the opportunity to enhance their spay and neuter techniques, and their surgical times. The program is set to provide veterinary aid to some 500+ dogs and cats living on Navajo Land in the four corners – AZ, NM, UT, CO. We provide basic veterinary treatments needed to make the life of each of our patients a little more comfortable including; sterilization, core vaccine, rabies vaccine, flea & tick spot on, and a worming treatment.
The program offers four session dates, and each date is limited to ten applicants. During the two days of training the ten applicants become five pairs and are supported side by side by Pawesome’s veterinarians who are skilled in high volume spay and neuter techniques, and assisted by their amazing veterinary technicians. Each program applicant will have ample opportunity to participate (gloved in) for all spay and neuter procedures.
For this program we partner with The Parker Project, who will work separately, but alongside of us. Their team has been providing high volume spay & neuter, and other veterinary services to the Navajo Nation of the Four Corners throughout the COVID pandemic.
Pawesome’s veterinarians will assess each applicant’s skill level prior to beginning any surgical procedure. All surgeries are performed on community animals that require sterilization. Members of the local community own most of the patients, but homeless cats and dogs are also considered for sterilization. Patient care and patient needs are always our top priority. All surgeries are performed under gas anesthesia.