Spay Surgery Station
Spay Station volunteers arrive by 7:30am. After signing in, they collect the Spay Supply Kit and set up the station. The Spay Surgery Station is the nucleus of the clinic. The pace of all other stations is regulated to support efficient, high-quality sterilization surgeries in a high volume setting.
Infectious Cat Warning
If an infectious cat (URI, ringworm or other infectious condition) is inadvertently handled during the flow of healthy cats through the clinic, all station staff must change their gloves, and the table drapes must be replaced before handling or treating healthy cats.
Station Staffing Requirements
* Position requires rabies vaccination.
The Surgery Transporter collects the prepped cats and the corresponding medical record from the shelf between Surgery and the Surgery Prep Station, monitor the cats while on the shelves awaiting an available surgeon, delivers them to the Spay or Neuter Stations for surgery, and transfers cats from the Spay Station to the Vaccinations Station when surgery is finished.
The Station Captain ensures that all supplies are available prior to the start of surgery, ensures all anesthesia machines are in working order, supervises Veterinary Assistants and Surgery Transporter, and orchestrates the CPR response with the Lead Veterinarian.
The Veterinary Assistant monitors patients, assists the surgeons, assists in CPR procedures when assigned, and helps to ensure the safety of the patient and the efficiency of the surgical procedure.
The Spay Surgeons perform flank spays on lactating females and perform midline spays on all other females as well as neuters on cryptorchid males.