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Frankie's Friends High Quality High Volume Spay/Neuter Training

Why start a HQHVSN Training Center?

Increasing our Life-Saving Capacity

Nearly 1 million cats lose their lives each year due to overpopulation and lack of homes. A large part of the problem is the community cat population, the 40 million cats in the United States that are homeless and breeding. This “unowned” cat population is responsible for around 80% of the kittens born and brought into shelters, leading open door shelters to do what is unthinkable to us - euthanize cats that haven’t been adopted to make space for those suffering in the streets.

This is where we come in. Our mission is to end suffering and overpopulation by “turning off the faucet” rather than “bailing out the tub.” It means becoming proactive and getting these community cats spayed, neutered, and vaccinated so we don’t have to continue this cycle of reactivity and unnecessary killing. There is no need to "recreate the wheel," we have spayed and neutered tens of thousands of cats and as the commercial says, "learned a thing or two." We hope to have the opportunity to share what we've learned with you. 

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All veterinarians, technicians, and assistants can help - by becoming more efficient, more animals can be spayed and neutered at a lower cost.

We have honed our skills and this model for over 10 years, performing tens of thousands of surgeries. We routinely run stationary and mobile clinics with at least 50 cats per day and mixed clinics with 15 dogs and 30 cats per day. Our complication rate is well below that in traditional private practice and reported in the scientific literature.

Patients are more comfortable and recover more rapidly due to the minimally invasive surgical techniques that we use and teach.

 

Participants learn scientifically validated and time-tested techniques that will make them more efficient, skilled surgeons. They will only get better over time. Even if veterinary practices add just 8 more surgeries a day to their schedules, 250,000 more cats will be sterilized by "one year's worth" of trainees. The lifesaving capacity will grow exponentially!

 

Learning Opportunities

Externships

Two-week externships will be held for veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and others early in their careers or with little surgical experience. This will be held both in the stationary clinic and on the mobile surgery unit for a diverse experience.

Workshops (RACE Approved)

One to two-day workshops are available at the HQHVSN training center. This is for practicing veterinarians (with surgical experience) and their support team. Six hours of RACE credits are available for the didactic portion and six are available for the hands-on portion.

In-Clinic Trainings

Trainings will be offered in veterinary practices in Western PA and Eastern OH (within a 150-mile radius from the stationary clinic) for entire teams to learn HQHVSN techniques. These will be held based on demand for trainings, number of individuals planning to attend, and availability of the training team.

Externships

Two-week externships will be held for veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and others early in their careers or with little surgical experience. This will be held both in the stationary clinic and on the mobile surgery unit for a diverse experience.

Workshops (RACE Approved)

One to two-day workshops are available at the HQHVSN training center. This is for practicing veterinarians (with surgical experience) and their support team. Six hours of RACE credits are available for the didactic portion and six are available for the hands-on portion.

In-Clinic Trainings

Trainings will be offered in veterinary practices in Western PA and Eastern OH (within a 150-mile radius from the stationary clinic) for entire teams to learn HQHVSN techniques. These will be held based on demand for trainings, number of individuals planning to attend, and availability of the training team.

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Gain Confidence in Your Skills

This program will empower veterinarians with skills and confidence to perform more spays and neuters with excellent patient outcomes, will result in a decrease in overpopulation of companion animals, and allow for increased accessibility to care for socioeconomically disadvantaged pet owners due to decreased costs.

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