HSVMA Holds Free Clinic for Spay Day 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 02:12 PM

HSVMA Holds Free Clinic for Spay Day 2010

February 17, 2010

The HSVMA-RAVS team will be among many other veterinary professionals participating in Spay Day 2010.
David Paul Morris

In honor of Spay Day, an annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, the Humane Society of the United States Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) held a no-cost spay and neuter clinic at Monterey County Animal Services in California.

The HSVMA team offered this service to pet owners in Monterey County who are facing financial hardship, but still wish to provide high-quality veterinary care for their pets.

HSVMA also provided a generous donation of $5,000 to Monterey County Animal Services, which will go toward the spay and neuter surgeries, as well as other items such as microchips and flea treatments.

"Veterinary professionals should take a leadership in this issue, and promoting sterilization of pets," said Dr. Eric Davis, consultant and founder of HSVMA Rural Area Veterinary Services (HSVMA-RAVS). "Veterinary professionals in particular have a unique and important role in the success of this campaign. In addition to performing thousands of surgeries during Spay Day and the month of February, they are an integral link in providing client and public education about the importance of sterilization to companion animals."

HSVMA-RAVS has been providing no-cost veterinary care to under-served communities both here and abroad for years. Last year alone, we treated over 8,000 animals and provided services valued at over $1,000,000.

More information about Spay Day 2010 and how veterinary professionals can get involved can be found here.