Your medical team is going through some big changes right now. With mandated social distancing measures, all procedures are taking longer, and staff has had to adapt to curbside veterinary medicine.
What happens when your Chief of Shelter Medicine has a DVM and an MBA? You just might become the first-ever organization to meet all 543 of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ standard-of-care guidelines…. Name: Cristie Kamiya, DVM, MBAMember of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement since: 2017Organization: Humane Society Silicon ValleyTitle: Chief of Shelter Medicine Q&A with Dr.
VETgirl recently hosted a free YouTube LIVE event with Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW, and Chief Happiness Officer at VETgirl. With more than 17 years working with veterinary teams, Moga shared a wealth of start-right-now tips in her 30-minute presentation, “Taming anxiety in veterinary medicine: Biohacks to reduce overwhelm in an overwhelming time.
Spoiler alert: Even more portals for even more cats! Back in early May, Million Cat Challenge (MCC), founded in 2014 with a gift from Maddie’s Fund, launched the Portalmania 2020 giveaway with a goal of providing 1,500 portals to shelters when animal inventory in North America was at an all-time low. The lifesaving (and roomier digs for shelter kitties!) continues, thanks to the generous support of industry partners.
Medical, Behavior, & Operations working together—yassss! You can see it in action at the 7 centers run by County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control, thanks to a cohesive program and inclusive decision-making process created by Senior Veterinarian, Dr. Maria Solacito, and Allie Waszmer, CTC, CDBC, Behavior Division Manager.
Collaborating works—and it starts with communication. You can see this in action at the 7 centers run by County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control.
On June 1, #SpayTogether was launched to help shelters and veterinary clinics catch up after COVID-19 forced the temporary suspension of spay/neuter surgeries. The goal of this historic collaboration? 50,000 spay/neuter surgeries in 3 months.
The behavior assessment is always a juicy topic for animal welfare professionals, so it was no surprise that San Francisco SPCA’s Dr. Wailani Sung, DACVB, drew a packed house for her webinar, “Update on Behavior Assessments in the Shelter,” earlier this month.
Have you registered for the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare yet? Hundreds of your colleagues have, and we cannot wait to connect with you all this June 16-17. We checked in with The ASPCA’s Erin Doyle, DVM, DABVP, Senior Director, Shelter Medicine, who will be sharing evidence-based approaches to caring for underage kittens in the shelter setting.