United Vets In Training
Helping Spay Panama
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About UVIT

United Vets in Training (UVIT) is neither a private organization nor foundation. It’s simply a group founded by a pre-vet, UVA graduate (CLAS ‘09) and budding veterinarian, Jasmine Lister, that connects and networks pre-veterinary students from around the US to volunteer with Spay Panama.

This means you will be responsible for arranging your flight to and from Panama City (PTY), Panama; health, well-being, and for the experiences that you will make and take from volunteering with Spay Panama.

About Spay Panama
Phone 011.507.261.5542

Spay Panama, is a non-profit spay/neuter program for dogs and cats in Panama City, Panama. The organization works with low-income gaurdians, rescuers and feeders, and utilizes various sterilization methods (i.e., the Quick Spay method and the Trap-Neuter-Release program).

Spay Panama’s mission is to control the overpopulation of cats and dogs through an intensive sterilization program. It is neither a shelter nor a clinic; sterilization are only done to promote the adoption of homeless animals.

Allison Charlip, UVA, assisting in a Spay/Neuter Blitz in the Village of Embera.  Pre-op, shaving.Cleaning pre- and post operation is part of The Student Volunteer Veterinarian Program.Dr.Ernesto Gonzalez, is supervised during surgery by Dr. Keith as Jasmine Lister, a budding veterinary student, looks on.

About Spay Panama's Animals Yes, USA
Phone US 1-662-457-3765

Spay Panama's Animals Yes, USA, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, all volunteer organization.  We work in conjunction with Spay Panama for animal education, welfare, sterilization campaigns, and providing  medical and surgical supplies.

What to Expect

Your work may involve trapping and releasing sterilized animals.  Shaving, giving injections of anesthesia, antibiotic, analgesic, dewormer, vitamins by following our dosage charts which are based on weight.  Cleaning ears, tattooing dogs, cleaning cages, socializing the cats for adoption, cleaning to keep operation area ready for next session.  Senior vet students will get hands on surgery experience under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian.  

Along with your flight costs, that you will be responsible, volunteering with UVIT requires you to:

1)  purchase  $400 of  veterinary surgical supplies.  Orders from www.shopmedvet.com should be made through Dr. Dawn Straily at, dawn@shopmedvet.com, to get the discounted Spay Panama prices. 
For more detail information on The Spay Panama Student Veterinarian Program & Application please click here
Past Volunteers

During three various summer sessions in 2010, ten pre-vet volunteers from UVA, Virginia Tech and UC Davis participated in a week long program with Spay Panama that exposed them to veterinary clinical work, community outreach, fun, and to a new perspective and outlook on what it is to work and grow in a Central American country.  Testimonials, click here

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Founder of UVIT Helping Spay Panama, Jasmine Lister

Jasmine Lister, a graduate of the University of Virginia and future veterinarian, created and founded UVIT Helping Spay Panama after her two week volunteer experience with Spay Panama during January 2009. She is pictured here on the left, at the Isla Taboga's Community Center, with a native islander, where Spay Panama successfully spayed and neutered over 70 dogs and cats.