Spay & Neuter Surgical Instruction and Training
Location: Denver, Colorado USA

Program Dates:
• 17th to 22nd June, 2023
• 24th to 29th June, 2023
• 8th to 13th July, 2023
• 22nd to 27th July, 2023

Registration is open to:
• Vet students (all levels)
• Licensed Veterinarians (gain surgical confidence with HQHVSN)
• Veterinary technicians (learn HQHVSN)
Program capacity is strictly limited to four surgical trainee placements per each program.

Program Details:
Pawesome’s Colorado Spay Clinic is a 6 day spay-cation that combines an intense four day surgical training curriculum with community based animal welfare efforts. Our program is designed to provide the opportunity for veterinary students, and licensed veterinarians, to grow their confidence in spay and neuter techniques and decrease surgical time, offer technicians the chance to develop HQHVSN experience, and provides support to some of Colorado’s most important rescues by offering our service to them.

We will partner with Litter Free Lives, who works closely with the Colorado rescues to provide HQHVSN services, and basic medical treatments including; core vaccine, rabies vaccine, flea & tick spot on, worming treatments, micro chipping, and other as needed services.

Our program is structured to provide one day of assessment and training as a warm-up, and three full days of surgery. Each trainee can expect up to four surgeries per day. Individual numbers for each trainee will vary depending on skill level and competence.

When you are accepted into the program you will work side by side Pawesome’s lead veterinarian who is a veteran of HQHVSN, and our amazing team of veterinary technicians.

All surgeries are performed on rescue animals that require sterilization prior to adoption. Patient care and patient needs are always our top priority. All surgeries are performed under gas anesthesia. Prior to beginning any surgical procedure trainees will be individually assessed, and skill level evaluated.

Trip Highlights:
• One day of assessment and training
• Three days of spay and neuter surgery (two days with dogs/one day with cats)
• Learn high volume spay and neuter techniques
• Receive 1 on 1 surgical instruction by Pawesome’s veterinarian
• Help dogs and cats find their forever home by getting them adoption ready
• Gain valuable surgical experience and hours

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 (Saturday): Arrive at the Denver, CO airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 (Sunday): Assessment and Orientation
Day 3 (Monday): Spay and Neuter 8am to 4pm – Dogs
Day 4 (Tuesday): Spay and Neuter 8am to 4pm – Dogs
Day 5 (Wednesday): Spay and Neuter 8am to 4pm – Cats
Day 6 (Thursday): Check out 11am. Transfer to airport for return home.

What’s Included:
• All breakfast and lunch meals (GF & Vegan options)
• All snacks and drinks during the work day.
• Hotel accommodation (twin occupancy – you will share with another applicant).
• Transport to/from airport (your flight will need to arrive/depart within a specified time)
• All work related transport
• 24 hour support by your Pawesome team leader throughout the trip
• Pre-departure support by phone/email by a Pawesome team member
• Flight booking support
• Work book of logged hours and completed skills (if applicable)
• Go Pawesome scrub top and scrub cap

What’s not Included:
• Airfare
• Dinners
• Personal spending money

Spay Training: $2,150 USD
Neuter Training: $1,150 USD
Non surgical: $850 USD

Spay training placement is offered to DVM applicants, and 4th year vet students. 3rd year students will be considered. Neuter training placement is offered to all vet students, and DVM’s not interested in spays. Pre-vet students will be considered. Non surgical placement is offered to pre-vet, and techs only.