|8:00 AM-8:50 AM
“Ripped from the Headlines”: Interactive Case Management
This case-based presentation will review the multidisciplinary aspects of multiple real-life shelter cases, including aspects of medical management, communication, and relationships with various stakeholders. Come prepared to be interactive! These are cases you have seen or will see, so let’s discuss how we all manage them.
|9:00 AM-9:50 AM
The Students Are Coming! What Vet Students Can Do for Your Shelter
This presentation will delve into the use of veterinary students in shelters, specifically, how they can increase capacity for care and provide care for subsets of animals your shelter was previously unable to care for (e.g., parvo puppies, bottle kittens, and SNR cats). Different levels of involvement will be discussed, as well as how to approach your veterinary school about partnership.
|10:20 AM-11:10 AM
The Students Are Coming! How Shelter Medicine is Influencing New Graduates
A continuation of the previous session, come learn how incorporating shelter medicine into curricula is changing the profile of the new grad, as we discuss how these rotations teach students “Day One Ready” skills. What you can expect from the employment of new graduates will be discussed, as well as internship programs, and how you can attract new graduates to your shelter.
|11:20 AM-12:10 PM
Should I Neuter This Dog? What Does the Research Really Mean?
A subject of ongoing controversy, gonadectomy of companion animals, especially those that have not reached sexual maturity, garners opinions that range widely. This discussion will touch on research study design, as well as break down studies focusing on the potential benefit and harm associated with gonadectomy of cats and dogs, and discuss what these results mean to different subsets of the pet population.