RECRUITING Sacramento Valley Veterinarians to volunteer Spay/Neuter Services
at the monthly Mercer Spay/Neuter Trailer!
Looking for a way to give back a few hours each month?
Want to sharpen your spay/neuter surgical skills?
Enjoy teaching future veterinarians?
We are looking for veterinarians to volunteer at our monthly Spay/Neuter Trailer. Mercer Spay/Neuter Trailer is held the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Sacramento City Animal Shelter. All trailer volunteers are UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine students. We perform 12-15 spays and neuters each month.
All patients receive a pre-operative physical exam, pre-operative blood work, and clearance by a licensed veterinarian the previous day at the Mercer Veterinary Clinic. Pre-anesthetic Physical Exams are also performed the day of surgery. The health and safety of our animals is our top priority. You are not obligated to alter a pet if you are concerned about its' health.
For more information about the Mercer Spay/Neuter Trailer, including drug and procedure protocols, or to VOLUNTEER at an upcoming clinic, please contact Mercer at email@example.com or call (530) 752-1143 to volunteer.
Mercer Veterinary Spay/Neuter Trailer Dates (every 2nd Sunday of the month)
Shift 1: 9am-12pm, Shift 2: 11am-3pm
Directions from Davis:
Take I-80 East towards Sacramento
Stay on the freeway as it becomes US-50 E/Capital City Freeway towards Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe
Take the 5th St exit
Make a slight Right at the light onto 5th St**
Turn Right onto Broadway
Follow Broadway for about ¼ mile; once you go under a series of overpasses, you will need to turn Right onto Front St
Shelter will be on the right hand side: 2127 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818
It should only take 15-20 minutes from Davis(it’s around 15 miles away).
**Note: Sunday mornings there’s a farmer’s market on 5th St. Instead of turning onto 5th, go through the light (slight curve to the left), and take the next right, just a block down from 5th. Then take a right onto Broadway and you’re good!
Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Homeless is a 501(c)3 non-profit, student-operated organization providing free medical care for the animal companions of the homeless. The clinic meets the second Saturday of every month at Loaves and Fishes, a Sacramento, California organization, which provides an array of services to the homeless.
In addition to improving the lives of the pets of the homeless, Mercer Veterinary Clinic works to reduce pet over-population. Clients are counseled on the benefits of spaying and neutering. Surgery is provided at no cost, usually at a spay/neuter clinic held the day after, should the owners elect to alter their animals.
Since 1993, Mercer Veterinary Clinic has altered over 1200 animals! Mercer Veterinary Clinic has been selected as the 1998 recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Association Humane Award and for a 2005 Sacramento SPCA “Humane-itarian” award. Both awards recognize outstanding efforts to eliminate animal cruelty and promote the humane treatment of animals.
Mercer Veterinary Clinic
P.O. Box 297
Davis, CA 95617
(530) 752-1143 (messages)