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Feline Fix by Five
Tuesday, February 27, 3-4 pm ET
Dr. Philip Bushby, Marcia Lane Endowed Chair of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The American Veterinary Medical Association has endorsed spay/neuter for cats by the age of five months, recognizing that pregnancy can occur by that age and there are no adverse effects to early-age sterilization.

Early spay/neuter will significantly reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, in turn reducing relinquishment of kittens to animal shelters and the burden on shelter resources and staff, and increasing the number of lives saved.

By the end of the webinar, participants will:

• Hear what led to the 2017 change in the AVMA’s recommended age for cat spay/neuter
• Understand the potential impact of changing the generally accepted age of cat spay/neuter
• Learn how to implement this change in private veterinary practices and shelter environments
• Gather specific techniques that make spay/neuter of 4- to 5-month-old cats efficient and safe

This webinar is intended for veterinarians working in private practice, animal shelters or spay/neuter clinics as well as animal welfare workers.

This webinar is pending approval for RACE continuing education credits.

Feb 27, 2018 3:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Philip Bushby
Marcia Lane Endowed Chair of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare @Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Philip Bushby is a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon and 1972 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. A pioneer in the advancement of spay/neuter, Dr. Bushby received the ASPCA’s Henry Bergh Award in 2008, the AVMA’s Animal Welfare Award in 2012 and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Meritorious Service Award in 2015.