04/10 Streamlining and Enhancing Veterinary Care in the Shelter

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Recorded On: 04/10/2019

Does your organization have routine processes in place for maintaining physical health and well-being for shelter animals? Veterinary protocols can streamline an animal’s path through the shelter, leading to a healthier population and faster adoptions. This webinar, the second part in a three-part series, will explain how you can apply The Association’s new Veterinary Services Best Practices, creating protocols at your organization that will:

  • Increase collaboration between caregiving teams
  • Improve shelter efficiencies
  • Identify and create veterinary resources within your agency
  • Help triage cases
  • Develop legal guidelines

 You’ll also learn how to develop a record keeping system that captures critical behavioral and medical information. 

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

Lesli Groshong, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Shelter Medicine)

Chief Shelter Veterinarian, Boulder Humane Society

Dr. Lesli Groshong is a 1992 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, a time when career paths to shelter medicine were not apparent. Her entry into shelter medicine began when she went to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to purchase dog licenses and was hired part-time.  After 9 months, it was a permanent position and after 25 years she couldn’t imagine not working in shelter medicine.  In addition to serving as the Chief Shelter Veterinarian at HSBV, Dr. Groshong has mentored hundreds of veterinary students from around the US and abroad in spay/neuter techniques and shelter medicine. She was on the ABVP organizing committee to make shelter medicine a boarded veterinary specialty and in 2015, she was named Colorado Veterinarian of the Year. 

Maggie McShaefer

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Humane Society of Boulder Valley, CO

Maggie McSchaefer is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, with over ten years of experience in animal welfare and with a breadth of familiarity and understanding of shelter operations, program management, and animal behavior.  Maggie appreciates the challenge and creative process of bridging the gap between the conversational “what if” and operational “how to.”  Maggie values the collaborative approach to animal sheltering in Colorado and strives to develop and enhance partnerships between individuals and organizations that enrich the lives of both animals and people. 

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