Ask OVC to End Live Surgeries
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UPDATE [1 Oct. 2010] :
The University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College will eliminate terminal surgeries from the school's surgical curriculum ! Instead the school will implement a surgical training curriculum that gives students the opportunity to develop hand skills with simulators and anatomic models, practice these skills on cadavers, and perform closely supervised surgery on live animals who will benefit from the surgery.
For more information, please read this press release from the Humane Society:
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The University of Guelph continues to use live animals in the vet training program, despite readily available alternatives. Live surgeries use healthy animals for surgical training of veterinary students. It was recently reported that 50% of dogs in the Ontario Veterinary program have died this summer, as a result of spay and neuter surgeries.
The university has ceased buying lost pets for use in veterinary training and has announced that the surviving animals will be put up for adoption - until recently they would euthanize the animals at the end of the program. While this is great news, the University and the College must stop using live animals in the vet training program.
Please urge the OVC to remove the option of using live animals !
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