Shelter medicine is a rapidly emerging field that revolves around safeguarding the physical and psychological health of shelter animals, as well as managing the environment in which they are housed.
Additionally, as we are trying to keep animals out of shelters, shelter veterinarians are more deeply involved in preserving owner-animal bonds through different types of outreach programs. In this quick introductory presentation, we will look into the evolution of shelter medicine, how it differs from other fields of veterinary practice, and some basic concepts of managing patient flow through the shelter.
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Understand the history of shelter medicine
- Recognise differences in shelter medicine and other fields of veterinary practice
- Understand flowthrough patient planning in a shelter environment, including a brief concept of capacity for care, shelter rounds and pathway planning
What is a WebinarPLUS?
Webinar series FREE to CVE Members
Webinars are an ideal way to brush up on your skills when you are time poor, restricted by location or you just prefer bite size CPD.
WebinarPLUS (formerly known as PodcastPLUS) are pre-recorded webinar presentations delivered by experts in the field. Presentations are accompanied by a 1-week lively discussion forum moderated by your presenter.
You will receive 1 CPD point for every CVE webinar completed.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses, technicians and other allied professionals with a special interest in the topic are also welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, Academic, Vet Nurse and Student members.