Humane Alliance: A Program of the ASPCA

Veterinarian Training Overview

We are proud to offer veterinarians an educational, hands-on experience that exposes them to high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter procedures and techniques. Our program, based in beautiful Asheville, NC, has gained popularity and recognition from veterinarians of all experience levels and backgrounds. Year-round scheduling, an instructor-to-student ratio of 1:2, and the availability of continuing education credits, all contribute to an invaluable program that is experienced by 300 veterinarians annually.

The 4-day program runs weekly from Monday to Thursday, and our program fee is $500. Participants may choose to attend Monday through Wednesday also, though the program fee remains the same.

If you would like to attend training with your medical team, our Team Training Program can provide that service.

Meet Your Instructors

We are proud to offer veterinarians an educational, hands-on experience that exposes them to high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter procedures and techniques. Our program, based in beautiful Asheville, NC, has gained popularity and recognition from veterinarians of all experience levels and backgrounds. Year-round scheduling, an instructor-to-student ratio of 1:2, and the availability of continuing education credits, all contribute to an invaluable program that is experienced by 300 veterinarians annually.

The 4-day program runs weekly from Monday to Thursday, and our program fee is $500. Participants may choose to attend Monday through Wednesday also, though the program fee remains the same.

If you would like to attend training with your medical team, our Team Training Program can provide that service.

Meet Your Instructors

Continuing Education Credits

We are approved by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to award continuing education credit (CEC) for participation in our in-house supervised surgery experience program. Michelle Amtower, DVM and Melissa Saxton, DVM have written the surgical sterilization curriculum, which has been edited by, and received positive reviews from, veterinarians at Cornell University, UT-Knoxville, University of Florida, and Texas A&M veterinary schools.

  • Continuing education is held Monday through Thursday
  • Every hour trained (excluding breaks) will earn 1 CE credit
  • Participants will typically train for 6-7 hours per day

Participants are responsible for contacting their own state veterinary boards to verify that CECs obtained from this course are accepted, preferably prior to attendance. We are not responsible for providing any other documentation about our program that is not listed on our website.

The Humane Alliance Veterinarian Training program is not currently RACE-approved.