About the Author

Dr. Bierbrier is Senior Medical Director–Eastern Region of the ASPCA Community Medicine department, which provides accessible spay/neuter surgeries and outpatient medical care in underserved communities. She received her BS degree at McGill University and her DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. Dr. Bierbrier co-authored the “Spay/Neuter Surgical Techniques” chapter in the Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine (2018). She has spoken about access to veterinary care at the 2019 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference and is involved in teaching and performing spay/neuter in Mexico and other international locations.