Los Angeles, CA – spcaLA Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Britton Ross, DVM will train fellow veterinarians how to administer zinc neutering, also known as Zeutering at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Education Center on January 5, 2015. This is the first training of Zeutering in Los Angeles proper.
Zeutering is non-invasive, permanent and a cost-effective way to neuter male dogs. The
procedure involves the use of Zeuterin™, the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- approved solution to sterilize dogs by a minimally invasive method.
Zeutering is approximately a 45 minute procedure that requires only sedation. The animal does not need to be “put under” or anesthetized. There are no sutures or invasive surgery, so the recovery time is quicker. There is no need to leave animals at a center for an extended length of time nor does the procedure need to be done in a specially outfitted mobile unit or clinic.
“As Los Angeles’ leader in animal welfare, spcaLA is always looking for ways to improve the health of the shelter animals in our care,” said Madeline Bernstein, spcaLA President. “Zeutering completely transforms the sterilization landscape. We’re talking about reaching many more animals in a way that is less invasive as well as more humane, and cost effective.”
The non-invasive method combines an innovative procedure with an all-natural product that is injected directly into each testicle under sedation and pain control. Zeuterin was found to be safe, effective and permanent in FDA clinical trials