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Humane Alliance, NC

High-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinic training, incorporating surgical practice.

Spay/neuter surgery instruction (with emphasis on quality and efficiency);
Anatomy review;
Sterile surgical technique (ligatures, pedicle tie, overhand knot, incision placement);
Surgical technique review (efficiency of motion, body mechanics);
Instrument review;
Surgical preparation procedures;
Identification and management of complications;
Patient check-in and admissions protocol/procedures;
Pre-surgical physical examination;
Patient selection;
Patient monitoring and recovery;
Front desk discharge;
Recheck examinations;
Drug review;
DEA regulations and flow of controlled drugs in the practice;
Drug records/logs;
Pre-operative sedation protocol;
Individual patient drug preparation;
Patient records;
Anesthesia machine operation and maintenance;
Induction and intubation;
Pain management;
Emergency drug protocol;
Shelter programs (including visit to local area shelters);
Feral cat programs;
Participation in animal transport program;
Pack preparation;
Kennel facility maintenance and disease control.

Educaitonal Resources:

Humane Alliance E-Learning Site:

Responsibilities of Students:

Our memorandum of understanding can be found here:

Veterinary access 40 hours per week. 1:4 DVM instructor:student ratio.

Yes - $50 per week to stay in our shared room, on-campus dormitory. Check website for price changes
Humane Alliance
25 Heritage Drive
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 252-2079
(828) 785-1972
Melissa Saxton, DVM
Posted: 01/28/14  updated: 4/1/2016
Asheville, NC
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