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.
- Lindsay McCall | Director of Animal Care, Humane Society of Sonoma County
- Ada Norris, DVM, PhD | Veterinarian, Humane Society of Sonoma County, Community Veterinary Clinic
- Sharon Pailler, PhD | Research Director, ASPCA
- Melina Stambolis, RVT | Lead Veterinary Technician, Humane Society of Sonoma County
Thursday, May 7 | 2 to 3:30pm Shelter Medicine Standard