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TNVR Spay/Neuter (Part 5/30)

Low Cost High-Quality, High-Volume Spay and Neuter (HQHV Spay/Neuter) is considered the best practice to affect the overpopulation of Community Cats everywhere and to complement the TNVR programs they are supporting.

The data has proven that reduction in population control of unowned cats and improved statistics of shelter intake and euthanasia rates are decreased. Implementing HQHVSN clinics allows for increased spay/neuter of the cats coming through the clinics, thus stopping reproduction, and allows better health of those unowned cats.

HQHVSN is being taught more and more to senior veterinary students by other veterinarians doing HQHVSN in their own TNVR Programs willing to take on externs for approximately a two-week course. Hopefully, soon more vet schools will begin implementing more education on this advanced spay technique within their curriculum.

The clinics themselves cannot operate without the cats coming through the doors, and the trappers in need of obtaining cat surgeries for spaying and neutering can’t get those without the clinics who can do them in such numbers to keep the two entities running smoothly and productively. Oftentimes these clinics also allow for surgeries at reduced rates for low income families.

Pediatric spays are a learned skill that veterinarians use to render female cats non-reproductive which in turn allows for a better life for those cats. Their nutrition improves, they are no longer constantly in heat or having litters, no longer do they have male cats fighting for them, and their stress level goes down for both sexes.

The veterinarians who have been taught the skills of pediatric smaller sized spay incision surgeries have really helped everyone to help more cats than ever before and with each successful clinic and each new veterinarian gaining this important education the number of cats helped is rising exponentially!

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