We are proud to offer graduated veterinarians with limited spay/neuter experience an educational, hands-on experience with safe, effective and efficient spay/neuter procedures. Our program, based in Asheville, NC, has gained popularity and recognition from veterinarians of all experience levels and backgrounds.
Year-round scheduling, an instructor-to-student ratio of 1:2, and the availability of up to 26 continuing education credits all contribute to an invaluable program that is experienced by 300 veterinarians annually.
The program runs weekly from Monday to Thursday, and our program fee for holders of U.S. and Canadian licenses is $500 for one week or $1,000 for two weeks. Foreign graduates may also attend, and we train these participants with an instructor-to-student ratio of 1:1. As such, our program fee for foreign graduates is $1,000 for one week or $2,000 for two weeks.
If you would like to attend training with your medical team, our Team Training Program can provide that service.
To apply to the program, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Submit Your Application
Please complete the Application Form and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You will be contacted within five business days to discuss available dates. The application includes an agreement to the terms in our Memorandum of Understanding, which should be read ahead of time.
Step 2: Confirm Dates
Once dates are confirmed, you will be sent a pre-signed Application for 60-Day Temporary Permit Certificate to use if you do not have a North Carolina permit.
Step 3: Make a Payment
Step 4: Apply for Temporary State License
If you do not hold a North Carolina license, complete and submit the provided 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 5: Prepare For Training
Please make sure you are familiar with the details of our program by reading the following information before you arrive:
- Pre-arrival Information (arrival times, what to bring, accommodation recommendations)
- Humane Alliance Protocols (surgical technique videos, drug charts, etc.)
- Veterinarian Reference Guide (spay/neuter articles to digest)
- Asheville Recommendations (restaurants, bars, etc.)