We offer training for surgical teams who are currently working together in a mid to high-volume spay/neuter environment. This program is designed for those who are looking to polish their skills, increase surgical capacity and/or experience a valuable team-building week while trading tips and tricks with our clinic’s superb surgical staff. The team is in surgery each day with dedicated trainers.
Training runs Monday through Thursday year-round. The team should consist of a maximum of four people: one veterinarian plus up to three medical support staff (veterinary technicians/veterinary assistants) or two veterinarians plus up to two medical support staff.
Continuing Education Credits are available for veterinarians and RVTs.
To apply to the program, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Submit Your Application
Please complete the Spay/Neuter Surgical Team Training Application Form and contact Aimee St. Arnaud at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You will be contacted within five business days to discuss available dates.
Step 2: Confirm Training Dates
Once dates are confirmed, you will be sent an invoice with your training fees and information on your training.
Step 3: Make a Payment
Once your invoice has been received, please make payment for training within five business days (prices listed below are per week).
Please note that if you have to cancel your training, we will not be able to refund your payment, though we may be able to reschedule you if enough notice has been given.
Step 4: Submit Required Documentation
Once dates are confirmed, please submit a signed copy of the following:
Step 5: Apply for Temporary State License
If appropriate, complete and submit the Application for 60-Day Temporary Permit Certificate at least 60 days prior to scheduled training. This should be sent to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. The application must also include:
- $150 check or money order
- Passport photo taken within six months
- Transcript from college/school of veterinary medicine
- License verification from state where currently licensed
- Copy of your Social Security card
Step 6: Prepare for Training
Please make sure you are familiar with the details of our program by reading the following information before arrival:
- Pre-arrival Information (arrival times, what to bring, accommodation recommendations)
- Humane Alliance Protocols (surgical technique videos, drug charts, etc.)
- Recommended Reading List (spay/neuter articles to digest)
- Asheville Recommendations (restaurants, bars, etc.)