Neutering the Cat and Dog


eCPD Tutorial – unlimited lifetime access!



Course Summary

Ovariohysterectomy of the cat and dog is a regularly performed surgical procedure in practice, but is a major abdominal procedure and should not be viewed with complacency.


This 45 minute eCPD tutorial, will look at the advantages and disadvantages of neutering, examine preoperative requirements, detail the surgical procedure and will briefly touch on appropriate aftercare.


It also contains a valuable section on the essential role of the scrub assistant during a haemorrhagic incident and how their educated and experienced help can be stress-reducing for the surgeon and life-saving for the animal.


Course Tutor

Kelly Blacklock  BVM&S, DipECVS, FHEA, MRCVS


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 45 minutes of CPD.


Course Notes

Unfortunately, course notes are not available with this tutorial.


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If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.


This eCPD tutorial is worth 45 minutes of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the tutorial.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.



Kelly Blacklock


European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Edinburgh Veterinary School

Kelly graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 and after 18 months in small animal general practice, completed a rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College and a three-year ECVS approved residency programme in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Bristol. Kelly joined the Animal Health Trust in 2011. She sits on committee for the Association of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons (AVSTS) and her particular interests include minimally invasive surgery, trauma management and reconstructive/oncological surgery.  In 2019 Kelly returned to the University of Edinburgh as the Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery.


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