HSVMA Participates in First International Conference of Sterilization of Dogs and Cats

October 24, 2012

Dr. Susan Monger speaking at the First International Conference of Sterilization of Dogs and Cats
Dr. Susan Monger addressed fundamentals and standards of surgery in private practice and in the field.
Susan Monger, DVM/HSVMA

HSVMA-RAVS International was honored to be a part of the First International Conference of Sterilization of Dogs and Cats, held in Puebla, Mexico from October 18-20, 2012. The conference brought together more than 600 veterinarians, students, government representatives, and animal welfare representatives from all areas of sterilization and animal welfare programs throughout Mexico.

With government and private programs working closely together, the state of Puebla has been a leader in addressing pet overpopulation in Mexico. Bringing together so many people involved in animal welfare and spay/neuter projects helped increase the awareness, understanding, and knowledge of animal welfare in the country.

The meeting was hosted by CEFUTREMA, a Mexican non-profit organization working towards reducing the pet overpopulation in the state of Puebla. The meeting addressed a wide range of topics from dog overpopulation and the consequences on public health, to specifics regarding small animal analgesia, anesthesia and surgery, trap-neuter-return (TNR) and high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) programs in Mexico, to animal welfare laws and resources to reduce pet overpopulation.