The History of High Quality, High Volume Spay Neuter

September 2016 by Phil Busby, DVM, MS, ACVS

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 60 minutes

This presentation includes the history of HQHVSN, where it started, how this area has grown, models for providing HQHVSN, where we are now and how HQHVSN relates to Shelter Medicine and new guidelines. This presentation was recorded at the 2016 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine conference at Cornell University.

About Dr. Phil Busby

Phil Bushby DVM, MS, ACVS is a 1972 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Phil is a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon who served on the faculty at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 36 years.  Although he recently retired from Miss State, he still holds the Marcia Lane Endowed Chair of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare at Mississippi State University and works at the College part-time.  His primary focus has been spay/neuter, taking junior and senior veterinary students to animal shelters in north Mississippi providing basic wellness care and spay neuter services for animals eligible for adoption for over 20 years.  The services significantly increase the adoption rates at the participating shelters, provide the students with an exceptional surgery experience, and sensitize the students to the plight of animals in shelters.  In 2008, he received the ASPCA’s Henry Berg Award and in 2012 the AVMA’s national Animal Welfare Award and in 2015 the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Meritorious Service Award.



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