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Woods Humane Society seeks veterinarians to join their team amid care shortage

Woods Humane Society

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif.– Woods Humane Society seeks veterinarians to meet the local demand ahead of National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.

Woods Humane is the county's only two low-cost spay/neuter clinics and performs an average of 5,000 spay/neuter operations.

“In 2022, even without being able to staff full veterinary teams as we’d hoped, we still managed to perform 5,456 spay/neuter surgeries. However, in the last few months, we have not been able to keep up with demand and have had to temporarily postpone taking any new appointments from the public,” explains Woods Humane Society CEO Neil Trent.

Without the ability to continue services the threat of overcrowding increases.

“A slow-down of any kind in spay/neuter efforts can have a significant ripple effect on our local pet population. With shelters full across California, and with spring kitten season on the way, the veterinary shortage and the resulting restrictions on spay and neuter surgeries will only negatively impact an already dire situation."

Qualified veterinarians looking to join Woods Humane and fill the needed gap in pet care can check out job opportunities here.

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