Search Results

307 Resources found.

Sort By:

Narrow By:

Shelter Medicine Program 2016

This course is composed of three short sessions from the NAVC Conference 2016's Association of Shelter Veterinarians: Shelter Medicine Program track.Urethral Obstructions: New Ways to Manage: Briefly reviews case selection and medical management of acute and chronic urethral obstruction in cats. Tips & Tricks: Femoral Head & Neck Osteotomies: Discusses techniques involving various pieces of equipment and how to maximize outcomes.Tips & Tricks: Amputations: Includes surgical pearls...

Read More

What Every Practitioner Should Know About Shelter Medicine

Animal sheltering today entails much more than enforcing the animal control laws. Animals are relinquished to and housed in shelters for a variety of reasons today, i.e. stray or free roaming, owner relinquished for rehoming or euthanasia, legal disputes, 10 day hold for rabies observation after a bite, because they were victims of cruelty, etc. Regardless of the reason, in order to implement appropriate and humane standards of care and provide for quality of life, the input of veterinary...

Read More

Shelter Medicine: Flank Spay, Scrotal Castration, and Other Surgeries Commonly Performed During Spay/Neuter

NAVC Conference Proceedings 2017: Small Animal & Exotics Shelter Medicine FLANK SPAY, SCROTAL CASTRATION, AND OTHER SURGERIES COMMONLY PERFORMED DURING SPAY/NEUTER Philip A. Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVSCollege of Veterinary MedicineMississippi State INTRODUCTION Not all spays and castrations are routine. Some conditions in the female dog and cat lend themselves more appropriately to incisions through a flank approach as opposed to the more routine (in the U.S. at least) ventral midline...

Read More

Shelter Vaccination: Why, When and How

This course will review core vaccination protocols for cats and dogs in animal shelters including who and when to vaccinate, as well as provide information needed to select the best type of vaccine and determine whether or not non-core vaccines would benefit a specific shelter population. Just as important as selecting the right vaccines is how you store and administer them. This course will provide recommendations for vaccine handling including proper storage, mixing, administration, and...

Read More

Biosecurity in Animal Shelters

Biosecurity implementation at a shelter can be a challenge. Understanding what biosecurity is and how its different components interact to help controlling infectious diseases is key. When putting together a biosecurity protocol the course will highlight what are some important learnings to keep in mind. Cleaning and disinfection are part of the biosecurity protocol, and the course will help bringing light to some important concepts in this regards. This course is part of the VetFolio...

Read More

Medical Wound Management in the Shelter

Discussion of acute and open wound management in the shelter setting. Wound biology and various modalities for therapy are discussed.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.Supported and produced by educational grants from Home Again in conjunction with NAVC 2016 as part of the  Association of...

Read More

Infectious Disease Preparedness Plan: Example of Canine Influenza in a Municipal Animal Shelter

This course is part of the VetFolio Shelter Medicine Certificate Program. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®), approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. This certificate course is dedicated to improving shelter medicine by offering participants information on everything from parasites, to infectious diseases to vaccination and...

Read More

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

As a result of the efforts of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV), shelter medicine was recognized by the AVMA as a board specialty in 2014 and as a part of the ABVP. ASV was founded in 2001 by a group of shelter veterinarians looking for a way to share information about the care of animals housed in shelters, and to provide professional and emotional support for each other. In December 2010 ASV released Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. The mission of the...

Read More