An In-Depth Look at On-Site High Quality Large Volume Spay/Neuter Clinics

RJ Bailot, Executive Director, Alberta Spay/Neuter Taskforce (ASNTF)
Jackie Lind, RVT, Medical Manager, Alberta Spay/Neuter Taskforce (ASNTF)

ABSTRACT
The ASNTF is a registered charity that provides proactive, community-based pet wellness clinics for communities that are experiencing pet overpopulation issues. We also aim to improve human health uses that have resulted from pet overpopulation.

This presentation will look at how and why the ASNTF was formed. It will also provide and in-depth tour of a typical clinic and the resources involved in it.

Key Learnings:
1. A small group of dedicated individuals can change the lives of thousands of companion animals and their guardians!
2. What resources are required to provide a large volume spay neuter program.
3. Community and volunteer engagement are the keys to success!

PRESENTER BIOS

R.J. Bailot
R.J. Bailot is a Co-Founder and former Board Member of the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force. In December 2013, R.J. resigned from the Task Force board in order to become the organization’s Operations Manager and eventually became the Task Force's Executive Director. In 2008, R.J was awarded by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) their prestigious award for “Outstanding Personal Commitment”. R.J  has worked for a number of animal welfare organizations over the past 14 years.

Jackie Lind
Jackie Lind is the Medical Manager of the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force. Jackie joined ASNTF in 2011. She currently also works as the Animal Care Coordinator at Olds College, in the Animal Health Technology, Veterinary Medical Receptionist and Veterinary Technical Assistant Programs as well as in an emergency veterinary clinic. She is an excellent mentor to countless students! Recently, Jackie was named the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinarian Technologist of the Year for 2015! Jackie has been very instrumental in designing and implementing protocols for high volume clinics and has also volunteered at spay and neuter clinics in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.