Virbac has taken two steps to help veterinary nurses take a greater role in neutering, starting with an official clarification that Suprelorin, its non-surgical alternative for neutering male dogs, may be implanted by RVNs under the direction of a veterinary surgeon under Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act.

To help nurses get more involved in neutering, the company is also hosting a complimentary 2-part webinar series this December.

The Science of Canine Castration and Practical Tips for Clinics will be presented by Dr Michelle Kutzler and Nicola Lakeman on Thursday 9th December 2021 at 7:30pm

The webinar will be followed by an online mixology course to help you prepare for Christmas celebrations.

The second webinar: Behaviour in Post-Pandemic Puppies and Practical Tips for Clinics will be presented by Stephanie Hedges and Nicola Lakeman on Thursday 16th December 2021 at 7:30pm.

This webinar will be followed by a ‘Quizmas’ hosted by former Love Islander Chris Taylor.

Dr Neil Mottram MRCVS, Technical Product Manager at Virbac said: "A huge surge in dog ownership in the last two years, combined with the additional pressures of Covid-19, has massively increased pressures on veterinary teams

"At the same time we know that pet owner attitudes to surgical neutering is changing with 1 in 3 pet owners saying that they would look at alternative methods to surgical castration1.

"Suprelorin offers practices the opportunity to utilise the skills of their RVNs to provide a choice to clients when it comes to neutering and help to ease pressures on surgical waiting lists’.


  1. Harris interactive. Understanding the usages & attitudes around cats & dogs sterilization and evaluating the potential of Suprelorin. (2017).

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