Dr. Michael J. Blackwell, Director, Program for Pet Health Equity, University of Tennessee
Dr. Susan Krebsbach, Assistant Director, Program for Pet Health Equity, University of Tennessee
Did you know that millions of pets do not receive adequate veterinary care because the costs are simply beyond a family's ability to pay for it? The lack of access to care is the most significant animal welfare crisis affecting owned pets in the United States.
The scope of barriers to veterinary care faced by pet owners
The recommendations to address barriers as presented in the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition's seminal report
AlignCare, a research and development project of One Health veterinary care and funded by Maddie's Fund®, as a viable way to improve access to veterinary care.
Change is really hard in a shelter, especially if it involves organizational process or cultural changes. In this free course co-presented by Maddie's Fund® and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV), Dr. Cristie Kamiya, Chief of Shelter Medicine at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, will share an 8-Step Change Management Process to help simplify change. Also included will be real-life examples of changes using this process.
Topics covered include:
Anatomy of an Organization in the context of change
Levels of Change Management as a factor of time
8-step Change Management Plan
This program has been approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1 hour of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-698-8482 should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession, or if you have questions regarding this notification.
This course has been pre-approved for 1 hour of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Diarrhea in orphaned shelter kittens can be extremely difficult to manage, but recent studies point to successful new treatments. In this free 30-minute webcast, Drs. Jody Gookin and Sandra Strong provide information for veterinarians and medical support staff on survival statistics and novel treatments for orphan kitten diarrhea. The information is based on a recently published study evaluating significant associations between treatment interventions and survival of orphan shelter kittens with diarrhea. The study was performed in an open intake municipal animal shelter.
Participants will gain knowledge of evidence-based treatment strategies associated with live outcomes of orphan kittens that develop diarrhea.
Shelter challenges with orphan kittens
Current treatment modalities for kitten diarrhea and evidence-based treatment options
Clinical discussion of study results
New frontiers and unanswered questions
Kitten micronutrients and the microbiome effects on immunity and health.
This program has been approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 30 minutes of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.
This course has been pre-approved for 30 minutes of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Last year saw communities across the country devastated by hurricanes, wildfires, and mudslides. Other disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes can create havoc and destruction for people, animals and property.
That leaves a simple question for every animal organization: Do you have a disaster plan?
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