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100,000 Spays and Neuters


The Shelter Medicine Program at Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently celebrated a major milestone of performing more than 100,000 spay and neuter surgeries in the last 17 years.

This year, students who graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree completed an average 76 surgeries each.

Veterinary students at the university offer spay and neuter surgeries to local animal shelters, gaining valuable surgical experience while providing these much-needed services to the community.

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