Beyond the Cutting Edge Non Surgical Sterilization

July 2013 by Joyce Briggs, MS

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 43 minutes

What could our field do with new drugs or vaccines to prevent unwanted litters, without surgery? Joyce Briggs, President of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D), discusses the status of research on non-surgical sterilants and how ACC&D (and others) are helping to further research and availability to ensure the most progressive and safe tools become available to our field. This presentation was part of the 2013 ASPCA/Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference.


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Joyce Briggs, MS 

Joyce Briggs has been involved in a leadership capacity with ACC&D since 2004 and has served as president since 2006. During this time she has helped substantially advance interest in, work toward, and support for creating non-surgical sterilants for progressive population control of cats and dogs. She has led the organization's strategic planning, fundraising, and program development, established a respected Scientific Advisory Board, and produced and directed two major scientific symposiums and three scientific think tanks. She has played a key cultivation role in developing strategic partnerships advancing this field.

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