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Season 3, Episode 6 - Dog desexing

Updated: Oct 10, 2023


All the important links, repro news and guest bios from this month's episode


Dr Stuart Mason

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Animal Reproduction) Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists

Stuart graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1999 with first class honors. After graduation he worked in a mixed, primarily dairy (65%), practice in West Gippsland for two years. Stuart started working at Monash in 2002. Stuart undertakes all facets of Veterinary Medicine, with a special interest in Small Animal Reproduction. In 2005 Stuart learnt to perform transcervical inseminations (TCI) in dogs and has been instrumental in its development within Australia.

Stuart is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association, Australian Reproductive Veterinarians, European Veterinary Society of Small Animal Reproduction, and the Society for Theriogenology. Stuart is a current member of the Academic Associates Advisory Board for the University of Melbourne, and is a committee member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Animal Reproduction Chapter.

Stuart became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand Veterinary Association in June 2012 subsequent to examination in Animal Reproduction. In August 2012 Stuart successfully completed his examinations with the American College of Theriogenologists to become a Diplomate.


Repro News

Fun Fact

Scientists discover virgin birth in crocodile

Upcoming conferences and abstract deadlines

39th World Veterinary Association Congress

16-19th April 2024, Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract submissions open until 31st October 2023

Fertility 2024

10th-13th January 2024, Edinburgh, UK

Abstract submissions closed, registration open

Upcoming training

CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series

Online resource for canine reproduction education

SRF Early Career Pre-Fertility Workshop 2024

9th January 2024, Edinburgh, UK

Applications for workshop due 16th October 2023

Upcoming awards and grants

SSR 2024 Major Awards

Nominations for all awards due 16th October 2023

AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) Early Career Investigator grant

Applications due 31st December 2023

FASEB Excellence in Science Awards

Nominations due 4th December 2023

Paper of the month


Can't get enough? Check out these links for more:

To find out more about Dr Michelle Kutzler's work on excess LH, read a summary of her webinar or watch the full thing here.

Looking for more info on whether desexing your dog is a legal requirement? Check out this handy guide from the RSPCA.

Want an update on all the latest literature around desexing in dogs? This review from 2019 is a good starting point!


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