Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Lila Miller, DVM
MULT105-0114: How to Help Your Local Shelter - Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
Miranda Spindel, DVM, MS
Kathleen Makolinski, DVM
Stephanie Janeczko, DVM, MS, DABVP
January 8-February 4, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29 and February 5; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)
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in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
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*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians
and veterinary technicians interested in playing a direct role
in improving their community's animal shelter and/or shelter
animal health and well being. The course is primarily aimed at
those with minimal shelter experience but all interested
are encouraged to enroll.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
Shelter animal health and welfare will improve if more veterinarians
and technicians are trained and comfortable providing constructive
feedback to shelters that can be implemented regarding health care
practices. There is currently only a small pool of qualified veterinarians
called upon to perform these evaluations. Recently, the Association
of Shelter Veterinarians published Guidelines for Standards of Care
in Animals Shelters - a document intended for anyone wishing to
help shelters meet the needs of and improve the lives of sheltered
companion animals. It is anticipated that more shelters may want
such assistance now that standards of care are defined.
This course is intended to help veterinarians and technicians,
who may not have an extensive background in shelter medicine
but are interested in being of assistance in their communities,
become more familiar with current best practice interventions.
This course consists of four (4) 90-minute Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Access key recommendations within the ASV Guidelines for
Standards of Care in Animal Shelters.
- Understand the use of "must" "should" "ideally" and "unacceptable"
in the Guidelines.
- Visit a local shelter and identify unacceptable practices.
- Visit a local shelter and identify practices that are meeting
the recommendations in the ASV's Guidelines for Standards of Care.
- Know where to begin when called upon by a community shelter to assist.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s):There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
The four veterinary instructors of this course make up the ASPCA's Veterinary Outreach Department.
Dr. Lila Miller
is editor of "Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff"
and "The Management of Infectious Diseases in Shelters", a member of the
National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and National Board of
Medical Examiners, serves as Adjunct faculty at Cornell and Pennsylvania
Veterinary Schools, and lectures extensively at veterinary colleges and
conferences nationally and internationally. She has previously taught
courses on anti-cruelty and shelter medicine on the Veterinary
Information Network. Dr. Miller received the 2008 AVMA Animal
Welfare Award and the 2005 AAHA Hills Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award.
Dr. Miranda Spindel
initiated and completed the second shelter
medicine residency in the world advised by Dr. Michael Lappin.
She leads ASPCA shelter evaluations and teaches shelter medicine
education programs, including at Colorado State University where
she is an affiliate professor. Dr. Spindel is trained and active
in shelter disaster response, and she is the shelter medicine
consultant here on VIN.
Dr. Stephanie Janeczko
completed the first shelter medicine residency
at Cornell University and is board certified in canine and feline
practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
She is a board member and 2013 President of the Association of
Shelter Veterinarians and provides intense hands-on support and
consultation on shelter medical programs in New York City.
Dr. Janeczko lectures nationally at a variety of seminars and
conferences for animal welfare and veterinary professionals and
is an adjunct associate professor at LaGuardia Community College,
teaching a course of animal sheltering and shelter medicine to
veterinary technician students.
Dr. Kathleen Makolinski
manages the Veterinary Outreach grants
program and heads ASPCA spay/neuter consultations. She is a co-founder
of Feral Cat FOCUS and helped to implement a stationary spay/neuter
clinic in western New York. She assists various spay/neuter programs
implement high quality protocols, increase spay/neuter capacity,
and best target animal populations for spay/neuter.
(Real Time Session January 15, 2014)
Instructor(s): Dr. Lila Miller
Introduction to the Association of Shelter Veterinarian's Guidelines
for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
(Real Time Session January 22, 2014)
Instructor(s): Dr. Miranda Spindel
How to Help - Shelter Assessing Based on the Guidelines
(Real Time Session January 29, 2014)
Instructor(s): Dr. Kathleen Makolinski
How to Help - Spay/Neuter Guidelines
(Real Time Session February 5, 2014)
Instructor(s): Dr. Stephanie Janeczko
How to Help - Physical and Mental Well-Being
CE CREDITS: 6
Member $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by December 26, 2013)
Non-Member $201 ($181 early bird special if enrolled by December 26, 2013)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5pm ET January 15, 2014
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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VIN Education Coordinator
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