The Mississippi State University Shelter Medicine Program was started in 2007 by Dr. Philip Bushby for MSU students to travel to local shelters across Mississippi to provide spay and neuter surgeries to shelter pets. This program gives the students much-needed surgery experience and allows the shelters to save on veterinary costs. Since 2007, the program has treated over 50,000 pets at no charge to Mississippi animal shelters.
The program has two gooseneck trailers that travel the central and northern part of Mississippi up to 3-4 times per week with a professor and two or three veterinary students in tow. Each trip sees roughly 25 animals treated.
Working out of the MSU Mobile Veterinary Clinic and under the guidance of experienced high-volume spay/neuter surgeons of MSU, veterinary students will perform spay/neuter surgeries on January 31st and February 1st on Horn Lake Animal Shelter pets.
The MSU students and faculty are hosted by the City of Horn Lake and Horn Lake Animal Hospital. They are scheduled to spay and neuter 25-40 dogs and cats.
Horn Lake Animal Hospital is happy to welcome the doctors and students of MSU College of Veterinary Medicine to our community and we appreciate the efforts of everyone coming together to help address the issue of pet overpopulation in Mississippi.
Pictured are Dr. Kristie Chavez and Dr. Brett Thomas of Horn Lake Animal Hospital at the Horn Lake Animal Shelter.