The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Learning Center
04/01/20 Reporting Animal Cruelty: The Role of the Animal Welfare Professional
Recorded On: 04/01/2020
Veterinarians and sheltering professionals are often the first contact for an animal who may have been abused or neglected. However, many of these animal welfare professionals do not have the resources to identify the signs of abuse and/or neglect, the knowledge of where to report it, nor an understanding of the cruelty laws in their state. After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify the states where veterinarians are mandated to report animal cruelty/abuse
- Understand the link between violence against animals and humans
- Classify abuse
- Recognize the roles and responsibilities animal welfare professionals have regarding cruelty
- Know where to report cruelty
Discover a resource for veterinarians which was a collaboration between Animal Folks (MN), ARL (MA), and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Find out how they collaborated and get ideas for how you can create a similar resource for your state.
This webinar will benefit veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal advocates, and shelter/ rescue staff – especially leadership.
This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
This program (both live and recorded) has been approved for:
- 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval
- 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
- 1 CE by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for Texas Animal Control Officers
If you wish to earn RACE CEs, you MUST also include your veterinary/tech license number + license state when you join the live session or launch the recording (due to new AAVSB RACE requirements)! You must watch 50 minutes or more of the session to qualify for RACE CE.
Edward Schettino, DVM, PhD
Vice President of Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services, Animal Rescue League of Boston
Dr. Schettino is a graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and is currently the Vice President of Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. In addition to his doctorate in veterinary medicine, he has an MBA from Clark University’s Graduate School of Management, and both his Masters and PhD in the Basic Medical Sciences (Immunology), from New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. He has a strong passion for animal welfare and finding resources to keep pets and people together.