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Hi. I want to arrange for my terrier pup to have a vasectomy

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Hi. I want to arrange for my terrier pup to have a vasectomy rather than a castration for a number of reasons. How can I find a vet who will perform this operation for me? My vet doesn't know of one. I live in North Yorkshire.
Many thanks for your help. LR
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Dr. B. : Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Dr. B. : While vasectomies are not commonly performed in canine patients, there is no reason why a local specialist veterinary surgeon cannot perform this procedure for you. It will be a case of speaking (or having your vet do so) to the local referral surgeons to see if any are able to offer this service.
Dr. B. : In regards ***** ***** that I would consider contacting regarding this procedure, Calder Vets (http://caldervets.co.uk/) would be one of the most likely and best equipped to aid you. They have branches located throughout Yorkshire with a central clinic in Dewsbury where they have several specialist surgeons on hand. Otherwise, AMC Referrals has a branch in Yorkshire (http://www.amcreferrals.com/8-yorkshire.html).
Dr. B. : Finally, just to help you look for any surgical specialists closer to you, you can check the RCVS register at http://findavet.rcvs.org.uk/find-a-vet/advanced-search/ . When doing so, make sure to click "small animal surgery" in the "RCVS recognized specialist in". Alternatively, you can check for a surgeon with just a certificate in surgery but they don't tend to have the level of training that boarded surgeons have. Therefore, you would need to discuss whether they can offer this service themselves.
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