Tortoise Overpopulation

Dr. Jay Johnson taught a Desert Tortoise Sterilization Seminar for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service earlier this month to help other veterinarians learn how to sterilize male and female tortoises.
Overpopulation of desert tortoises (and other types of tortoise) is a huge concern affecting our native wildlife and pet populations. We strongly encourage all tortoise owners to discuss sterilization of their pet with their reptile veterinarian to help combat this issue.