Operation Catnip encourages visits from anyone interested in establishing or improving their own spay-neuter program. We welcome clinic visitors, but Spay Day tours must be scheduled in advance.
Please do not contact the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for information about Operation Catnip. Our clinic space is generously donated by the school, and we strive to respect that privilege.
- Visitors should have a stated purpose, and must be pre-approved by the Executive Director, and the Clinic Supervisor must be notified.
- Broadcast or print media representatives must be pre-approved by the Executive Director and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Visitors will be provided with the Volunteer Orientation presentation and the Operation Catnip Clinic Volunteer Guide in advance of their visit so they can be prepared to make the most of their visit.
- Upon arrival, all visitors will take part in an orientation acquainting them with critical information.
- A current rabies vaccination is required for any animal contact. One-time visitors may attend a clinic on the condition that they sign a liability waiver, and do not handle any cats without proof of current vaccine or titer.
- Volunteers may not bring visitors or caregivers into the clinic unless they are pre-approved by the Executive Director or the Clinic Supervisor.
- Caregivers will only be admitted to the clinic as qualified volunteers assigned to a specific task, and not simply to observe.
- Any visitor who disrupts or impedes the efficiency of a clinic will be asked to leave.