Your one-stop shop for everything you need to get your spay/neuter clinic on track, from surgical techniques and clinic flow to keeping your patients low stress and happy with the highest level of care possible.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Veterinary Standards of Care
Use these Veterinary Standards of Care to maintain effective and humane practices at your high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinic.
Guide to Controlled Substance Management in the HQHVSN Setting
These guidelines will aid licensed veterinarians & HQHVSN clinics in determining proper ordering, storage, and handling of controlled substances.
Graphical Signage for Spay/Neuter Clinic Visual Learning
These quick, easy-to-understand graphic signs help train on various spay/neuter best practices.
Video: How to Prevent Hypothermia in Spay/Neuter Patients
This video explains how anesthesia can cause hypothermia and how to prevent it at your spay/neuter clinic.
Video: Spay/Neuter Tattoo Application
This video shows a standardized way to apply tattoos to indicate an animal has been spayed or neutered.
Ergonomics for Surgeons
Learn how to appropriately set up the surgical area and perform spay/neuter surgery to decrease the physical strain on veterinarians.
Spay/Neuter Clinic CPR Protocol
This material covers implementing a CPR protocol for your spay/neuter clinic.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Kennel Cleaning & Disease Prevention
These videos demonstrate techniques for disease prevention and kennel cleaning in a spay/neuter clinic setting.
Spay/Neuter Video: Packs Preparation
This video demonstrates a method to prepare, sterilize and organize spay/neuter surgical packs.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Intake Process How-to Videos
Watch these how-to videos for detailed instructions on properly assessing cats and dogs during spay/neuter clinic intake.
Behavior Assessment of Animals for Spay/Neuter Intake
Learn intake flow and technique for assessing canine and feline behavior on arrival from transport prior to spay/neuter surgery
Spay/Neuter Video: Clinic Kennel Cards
This video shows how to make sure your spay/neuter clinic’s kennel cards contain all necessary information and how to best tag each animal.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Paperwork Flow Video
From intake to pick-up, this how-to video shows ways to make sure your spay/neuter clinic has accurate and accessible medical records.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Supplementary Intake Forms
These documents are important for follow-up after spay/neuter surgery or for assessing patients who are high-risk.
ASNA Gentle Handling Techniques for Cats
Learn handling techniques for cats that decrease stress and increase compliance in feline patients.
Gentle Animal Handling Techniques for Clinics and Shelters During COVID-19
Get tips for gently handling dogs and cats in a clinic setting during periods of physical distancing, including COVID-19.
Anesthesia Protocols for Spay/Neuter Clinic Patients
These videos show ways to administer and monitor anesthesia in a spay/neuter clinic setting.
Updates to Spay/Neuter Clinic Anesthetic Protocols
Anesthesia standards have changed for cats and dogs. Learn what’s new and why, get the latest on training practices, and learn about cost fluctuation.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Drawing Drugs How-to Video
This video shows ways to draw drugs efficiently at your spay/neuter clinic, plus properly track and record them.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Drug Charts & Logs
These nine charts and logs can be used to track dosage and drugs for your spay/neuter clinic patients.
Preparing Spay/Neuter Patients for Surgery
These videos demonstrate proper post-anesthesia protocol for preparing canine and feline patients prior to spay/neuter surgery.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Medical Flow Video
This how-to video nicely illustrates proper medical flow at a spay/neuter clinic. Included is a document that details daily flow.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Anesthesia Equipment Charts
Print and post these endotracheal tube size and re-breathing reference charts to show at a glance the correct size for each s/n patient.
Spay/Neuter Surgery Video: Open Gloving Technique
Sanitation in a spay/neuter clinic is particularly vital, and it all starts with a proper gloving technique. In this video, ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance staff gives a step-by-step review of the one way to ensure a sterile surgery environment.
Video: Draping Techniques During Spay/Neuter Surgery
This video shows ways to drape sterile towels on male and female cats and dogs undergoing spay/neuter surgery.
New Research Shows Ovarian Pedicle Tie Safe in Feline Spay Surgery
Learn more about spaying female cats with the ovarian pedicle tie (OPT) technique, which can be performed 30% faster than traditional sutures with comparable hemorrhaging risks.
Video: How to Perform the Strangle Knot (Modified Miller's Knot) in Spay/Neuter Surgery
Watch these instructional videos to learn the pedicle tie and strangle knot during feline spay surgeries.
Guidelines for Emergency Autotransfusion in Case of Emergency Hemoabdomen
Download this free step-by-step guide to use in case of emergency hemoabdomen, created by the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance.
High-Quality, High-Volume Spay/Neuter Surgical Techniques Booklet
This “dry lab” manual has been created to practically demonstrate efficient high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter techniques in a safe, straightforward format.
Spay/Neuter Surgery Techniques
These five instructional videos cover a range of specialized techniques used during spay/neuter surgeries.
Video: Obtaining Suture & Threading Needle in Spay/Neuter Surgery
This video shows step by step how to maintain sterility when obtaining suture and threading a needle in spay/neuter surgery.
Video: Spay Incision Placement
Learn about placement and length of surgical spay incisions in this helpful video.
Video: How to Perform Scrotal Neuter Surgery
A method of performing scrotal neuter surgery is demonstrated in this video.
Video: How to Use a Spay Hook in Surgery
This video shows how to use a spay hook to locate the uterus during spay surgery.
Spay/Neuter Patient Recovery How-to Video
This video shows how to assist patient recovery after spay/neuter surgery, as well as tips for cleaning and sterilizing.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Vaccine Protocols
From your spay/neuter clinic’s property to its people, this section on clinic administration can help you keep things running smoothly.
Spay/Neuter Video: Clinic Patient Release
This video shows how to provide verbal and written instructions about post-op pets to their owners at your spay/neuter clinic.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Post-Op Handouts
These handout samples address typical concerns after spay/neuter surgery, such as administering antibiotics or applying a warm compress.
Find the Right Spay/Neuter Clinic Veterinarian
Old perceptions, salary limitations and other factors can make it tough to hire a spay/neuter clinic veterinarian. This resource can help.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Sample Job Descriptions
These sample descriptions of jobs at a spay/neuter clinic include responsibilities for each. You can customize these to meet your individual needs.
Find and Post Available Spay/Neuter Jobs
Find and post job openings from agencies across the United States for veterinary and shelter medical professionals.
Training Materials for Spay/Neuter Clinic Staff
These comprehensive sample exams and checklists can be used to make sure your new spay/neuter clinic employees get the best training possible.
Reopening Clinics: Refreshers For Your Staff
Join the team from ASPCA Spay Neuter Alliance for a consolidated review of resources to onboard veterinary support staff for your spay-neuter clinic.
Scheduling Spay/Neuter Appointments
These three documents can help you more effectively train staff and volunteers who are managing phone calls and spay/neuter clinic appointments.
Spay/Neuter Video: Clinic Intake
This video shows how to efficiently check a patient into your spay/neuter clinic and includes important questions to ask pet owners prior to surgery.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Building & Equipment Resource Guide
Use this handy guide to help you from start to finish as you build or remodel a stationary spay/neuter clinic.
Budgeting for Your Spay/Neuter Clinic
These spay/neuter clinic budgeting materials include a blank worksheet, sample budget and a guide to help you.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Inventory Spreadsheets
To help you track costs throughout the year, these inventory spreadsheets are pre-filled with supplies your spay/neuter clinic is likely using.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Equipment List
Take the guesswork out of buying consumables for your spay/neuter clinic with this fillable checklist.
Spay/Neuter Program Community Assessment
Use this comprehensive community assessment to find out what spay/neuter services are most needed and best suited for your area.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Marketing Materials
These marketing guidelines and sample ads for spay/neuter clinics include print materials and web graphics in various sizes.
Running a Spay/Neuter Transport Program
Whether you’re considering a transport program or want to take yours the next mile, you’ll benefit from these step-by-step guides and video tutorials.
Does Spay/Neuter Have a People Problem?
Spay/neuter is critical to ending animal homelessness, but are you alienating the very people you want to reach?
How to Increase the Impact of Your Spay/Neuter Services
Learn how the ASPCA reaches the animals at highest risk in New York City by serving the people least likely to seek out Spay/Neuter services.
Increasing Capacity for Spay/Neuter Before Big Events
Medical staff and shelter administrators, learn how to spay/neuter all animals prior to adoption, especially in advance of a large adoption event.
Reaching Pet Owners Who Aren't Looking for You
This webinar covers in-depth strategies for reaching owners of unaltered animals through community outreach programs.