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Spay/Neuter – Truth or Fiction? New WSVMA Conference will pose provocative questions

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

WSVMA is proud to launch our first annual VetMed Matters Conference on Saturday, April 16 at Renton Technical College:  Spay/Neuter – Truth or Fiction? The Breeder Said I Shouldn’t Spay my Dog Until She’s Two Years Old Because it Causes Cancer. The inaugural program will explore the science and answer the big questions about timing, long-term health implications, risks, alternatives, behavioral effects and impact on shelter populations.

The VetMed Matters Conference is a new annual meeting where we tackle important subjects that span across practice types and look at emerging issues affecting the veterinary profession. We carefully select speakers and thought leaders, inviting the best and brightest to share their knowledge, insight, and expertise with our members. This year, we’ve invited Dr. Philip Bushby to set the stage with a review of the research and to ask the question whether dogs and cats should be sterilized and if so, when. Dr. Alex Aguila will share the data on orthopedic implications. Dr. Wailani Sung will address timing and its effect on behavior and Dr. Michelle Kutzler will provide information on alternatives. A panel discussion with all four speakers will conclude the program.

In addition to the program, the WSVMA Board of Directors will hold their meeting immediately following the program. Bringing members and leadership together, you can help guide WSVMA, generating ideas that direct our continuing education offerings, shape our position on legislative and regulatory issues, and lead to task forces or work groups for specific issues we decide to pursue.

Registration is open but space is limited, so don’t delay! This is sure to be a popular program. Six CE credits are offered and lunch and coffee breaks will be provided.  For complete information on speakers and topics and to register for VetMed Matters Conference, visit the WSVMA website.