A coordinated effort that begins the moment a cat or dog arrives at a shelter is one of the most critical ways to maximize lifesaving capacity. Prompt and accurate assessment of an animal’s health, plus administration of vaccinations, creates a foundation of sheltering intake protocols to minimize the risk of disease.
By the end of this second webinar in a two-part series, you can develop an understanding about:
The importance of preventive health care in ensuring both individual animal and overall population health and well-being
Standard medical health protocols, including physical examinations, vaccinations, parasite treatments and diagnostic testing
This 30-minute webinar is designed for anyone who provides direct animal care as well as those who help determine policy or resource allocation for their organizations. This includes animal care staff, veterinary professionals, behavioral staff members, directors of operations and shelter managers in a variety of types of shelters, including rescue groups. It is best suited for those individuals responsible for providing veterinary care for sheltered animals, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants.
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Brian DiGangi works for the ASPCA as a Senior Director of Shelter Medicine. He received his DVM from University of Florida and completed a residency in shelter medicine, and spent several years on faculty at UF before coming to the ASPCA. Brian is board certified in both Canine and Feline Practice and Shelter Medicine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He is a past president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and currently serves on the boards of both ASV and the American Heartworm Society.