Animal Care Expo 2020

After an exhaustive process of due diligence conversations and staff preparation efforts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel Animal Care Expo 2020 on May 6-9 in San Antonio, TX. We know this message is not the one many of you were hoping to receive. For others, it may be the challenging and difficult decision you hoped the HSUS might reach. Please know that all of you reading this message are in our thoughts.

It is with deep regret that we must make this unfortunate announcement, and we invite you to click the button below to read on and learn more about the decision to cancel and next steps.

Expanding access to veterinary care has become a frontline focus for many shelters and rescues. In this session, the ASPCA and Tufts University will present their recent work to evaluate different approaches to cost-effective care for common veterinary problems in their clinics. Their research includes medical protocols for urinary obstructions in male cats, dentals, and pyometra in dogs and cats. Participants will be offered suggestions on how to apply these approaches to their own clinic settings. A team from the Humane Society of Sonoma County will present case studies from their first year running a busy community veterinary clinic to income-qualifying members of the public. They will present cases from the perspective of shelter flow-through and intake diversion, then share protocols that have worked to deliver high quality, streamlined and effective care for common medical and surgical procedures.

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for NACA members.


Thursday, May 7 | 3:45 to 5:15pm Shelter Medicine Standard

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