As a veterinarian, you are a trusted source to shelter and clinic staff, the public, and veterinary colleagues for information about best practices and standards of animal care. Use the resources below to help you increase your expertise and share your knowledge about the benefits of spay/neuter of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.
Spay/Neuter in Print
Lila Miller, DVM, ASPCA Vice President of Veterinary Outreach, reviews the literature and presents the facts about this safe and effective surgery.
Pediatric Spay/Neuter References (.pdf)
Dr. Miller compiled this detailed list of references in veterinary literature on pediatric spay/neuter.
AVMA Articles on Spay/Neuter
The AVMA offers links to JAVMA articles covering spay/neuter topics such as age at neutering, impacts on health, pain management, and more.
Spay/Neuter Guidelines and Protocols
ASV Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay/Neuter Programs
Developed by VTFASN members and originally published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA).
Training in Surgical Techniques
Pediatric Spay/Neuter Wet Lab
Step-by-step instructions and sample forms for organizing and running a surgical wet lab to teach pediatric spay/neuter techniques to veterinarians.
Seminar in Pediatric Spay/Neuter Surgery
A co-production of PetSmart Charities and Humane Alliance, this DVD was created to train veterinarians and vet students how to perform spay/neuter surgeries on puppies and kittens as small as 2 pounds and as young as 6 to 8 weeks.