Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine and Ithaca's Shelter Outreach Services (SOS) are committed to maintaining sterile techniques when caring for animals. A state-of-the-art sterilizer, purchased with generous support from the ASPCA, will be used to sterilize instruments, cloth gowns, and equipment needed for surgery. Earlier this month, College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Michael I. Kotlikoff cut the ribbon on the new sterilizer, which will ultimately help animals in need, including animals from low-income families as well as animals from local shelters, feral cats, barn cats, and dogs and cats from rescue groups. The sterilizer will be used by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine as well as by SOS, a local high quality high volume spay/neuter program. This new sterilizer will support the education of students and the work of the SOS/Cornell Student Teaching Program, the Community Practice Service at the College, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, Block V coursework and the Ambulatory clinic at the College, and other services as needed. We are grateful to the ASPCA for making the purchase of this new Sterilizer possible!