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Jim Tedford, CAWA, is President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Dear Colleagues, Good news! After an extensive retooling of the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is relaunching the CAWA exam this March! The exam will be in a secure online, proctored format available anywhere 24/7. Our CAWAs love that their exclusive credential expanded their skills AND is furthering their career every day.
This year, let’s focus not on the bile around us, but on our resilience – both personally and organizationally – and our ability to overcome adversity and build support..
Dear Friends, At the risk of dating myself, I’ve been actively involved in SAWA for a lot of years. I recall quite vividly the first Annual Conference where attendance exceeded 100 people! We thought that was as good as it could get.
It sounds a bit cliché to complain about the speed at which time seems to be zooming by “these days,” but as I get older it really does seem that both the clock and the calendar are on hyper-drive! It seems like only a few months ago that I sat down at my computer to type out my year-end 2016 message. 2017 has been another big year for SAWA, and for the animal welfare industry.
Dear Friends, For most of us, suffering the devastation of two major natural disasters within a few weeks of one another is unprecedented in our lifetime. No sooner had southeastern Texas begun to fully digest the magnitude of the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, islands in the Caribbean and the entire state of Florida were dealt a harsh blow by Hurricane Irma.