Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell

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Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell


Continuing a Tradition of Excellence

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs
This 2008 document outlines practices that meet or exceed current veterinary medical standards of care in providing spay/neuter for companion animals.

Spaying/Neutering: Why it's medically best for your pet
Read about the facts and myths regarding spaying and neutering presented by the American Humane Association.

PetSmart Charities' Motivators, Barriers for Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter
Findings of a 2009 survey of 2000 pet owners on issues related to adoption and spay/neuter.

Pediatric Spay/Neuter: Is it Safe?
Dr. Lila Miller of the ASPCA discusses short-term and long-term implications of pediatric spay/neuter.

Pediatric Spay/Neuter Technique Videos
Courtesy of Humane Alliance, this instructional video demonstrates surgical techniques specific to pediatric animals.

Pedicle Tie for Cat Spays
This is a time-saving surgical technique that has been safely and successfully used for more than 20 years. In female cats, the ovarian pedicle can tied on itself to achieve a secure ligation and hemostasis.

Using Tattoo Ink to Identify Spayed Cats and Dogs
We strongly recommend the use of tattoo ink to permanently identify spayed cats and dogs. This is a simple, safe, quick and extremely inexpensive technique.

Spay/Neuter WITHOUT SURGERY?
In 2000, the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACCD) was established to expedite the development of contraceptive drugs and vaccines specifically for cats and dogs. Learn more about ACCD and their efforts by clicking here.

Spay/Neuter Clinic Options
Spay/neuter programs take several forms: MASH, mobile and brick & mortar clinics. Needs of the community dictate which may work best.

ASPCA Spay/Neuter Database
A searchable ressource of spay/neuter clinics.