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Operation PETS: The Spay/Neuter Clinic of Western New York

(Providing Education and Targeted Sterilization)


Student will learn about complex nature of animal overpopulation and how targeted spay/neuter plays an essential role in relieving this societal problem.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

Veterinarians skilled at performing high quality, high volume spay/neuter on pediatric and adult animals.

Educational Resources

  • Books
  • Relevant journal articles
  • VIN
  • Rounds, etc.


Student will:

  • Interact with clients upon admission and discharge of animals to ensure they understand consent statement and recovery instructions
  • Perform physical examinations on animals prior to anesthesia and/or surgery, assist in determination of who is an anesthetic/surgical candidate and who is not
  • Administer pre-medication and induction drugs
  • Learn about the importance of analgesia and thermoregulation in this environment
  • Monitor animals in pre, intra, and post operative periods
  • Learn about special needs of pediatrics when performing spay/neuter
  • Assist with spay/neuter surgeries on pediatric and adult animals
  • Perform spay/neuter surgeries on pediatric and adult animals under the constant, direct supervision of a veterinarian
  • Learn safe, efficient surgical techniques for spay/neuter
  • Obtain AVMA student insurance
  • Forward all necessary forms to be completed to veterinary supervisor

Student Supervision

Student will always have direct and free access to at least one veterinarian.



Practice Information

Operation PETS: The Spay/Neuter Clinic of Western New York
3443 South Park Avenue
Blasdell, NY 14219

Ph: 716-783-8998
Fx: 716-783-8099


Updated: 3/18/09
Signature on file: Kathleen Makolinski, DVM

Blasdell, NY
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