Priority 4 Paws

Priority 4 Paws is a service learning program featuring a mobile surgery unit that travels to partnering animal shelters within a day’s drive of Purdue University’s West Lafayette, Ind. campus to spay and neuter shelter dogs and cats so that they can be adopted more quickly.

The program expands educational opportunities for 4th year veterinary students at Purdue. The students take part in a 3 week elective rotation in shelter medicine and surgery, during which they travel with the mobile unit for 2 weeks and volunteer at a partnered animal shelter during the 3rd week. During this rotation, students have the opportunity to perform as many as 70 spay and neuter procedures. The mobile unit typically stays within a 80 mile radius of West Lafayette, Indiana and serves facilities that qualify as partner shelters.

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Priority 4 Paws

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