First impressions are really important. In animal sheltering, first interactions may be the difference between life and death.
Admission is the control point for infectious disease. Your intake procedures have a huge influence on behavior, staff and animal stress, crowding, and how your precious resources are allocated. How we say “hello” may impact everything that comes next. In the webinar, we cover recommendations for intake evaluation, diversion, stress reduction, and infectious disease control to implement right at the door.
Everyone involved in sheltering animals will benefit from this webinar. Learn how important it is to get it right from the first hello!
This webinar is part of the Length of Stay series:
Director, University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program
Dr. Newbury joined the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 as a clinical assistant professor and director of the shelter medicine program. She helped to build the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis from 2006-2014, and served 6 years on the board of directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Dr. Newbury is passionate about saving lives and stomping out disease, and focuses on partnerships between shelters, veterinarians and the community to decrease shelter intake and improve positive outcomes for homeless animals.