Vermont Spay Neuter Low-Cost Clinic

Vermont Spay Neuter Low-Cost Clinic

 

We have recently established Vermont Spay Neuter (VSN) – a new endeavor to provide low-cost spay and neuter services to our surrounding communities.

It is the mission of VSN to help reduce the number of unwanted cats in our region.  Spaying females and neutering males is currently the most humane way to achieve our goal of controlling cat overpopulation, and by working with local humane societies, rescue groups, and individuals, we hope to serve a large population of cats in our region currently not receiving this care.

While a low-cost spay/neuter clinic is not meant to replace the individualized attention that a family pet would receive at a more typical veterinary hospital, it does perform high volumes of surgeries very efficiently with the goal that cost not be a deterrent to a cat having access to this essential service.

The following is a list of the factors that allow these surgeries to be performed at a lower cost:

  1. There is no need to schedule doctor/owner appointment time.
  2. High numbers of patients receiving the same procedure allows for much economy.
  3. Volunteers can be trained for specific steps of the procedure.
  4. There is a single setup for all procedures as well as single take-down.
  5. Repetition builds speed.
  6. The surgeon stays gowned up which, with only a minute between patients, allows for greater efficiency of the surgeon’s time.
  7. The veterinarians, technicians, and assistants have specific roles on an assembly line of sorts, so working together is very productive.
  8. Bulk pricing for often-used supplies is secured.
  9. Cats recover in their carriers, so there are no extra costs associated with buying cages and cleaning them in between patients.
  10. Cats go home the same day resulting in no overnight hospitalization costs.
  11. Anesthesia time is short with a quick recovery, so there is no time for IV catheter placement or intubation for gas anesthesia.

If you would like to learn more about this exciting new endeavor, please visit the Vermont Spay Neuter (VSN) page on our website or give us a call at (802)860-2296.