10/20/21 Managing Eye Care in the Shelter & Foster Environment

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Learn about eye injury treatment and disease management both in the shelter and in foster care. This presentation will discuss common eye diseases in the shelter, including causes of corneal ulceration, conjunctivitis, and eye loss. Understand how to meet the challenges of providing proper eye care to shelter and foster animals, including staff training, equipment, and costs. The presenters will discuss:

• Managing ophthalmologist referrals
• Deciding which animals to send to foster and when
• Monitoring eyes in foster care, including selecting fosters and training them
• Getting buy-in from your staff and board to support the staff time, equipment needs, and training related to eye care

They will review a special needs case, including how the shelter’s communication/fundraising staff raised community funds and awareness to treat an animal in need of eye care.

This presentation is geared towards shelter medical personnel including veterinarians, technicians, as well as shelter and foster leadership.  

Presenters from Charleston Animal Society, SC: 
Lucy Fuller, DVM, Chief Veterinary Officer
Jodi Osborne, Foster & Rescue Manager

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 live and recorded program is approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE

If you wish to earn RACE CEs, you MUST submit your veterinary/tech license number + license state when you join the live session or after you watch recording (due to new AAVSB RACE requirements)!  Participants have to attend at least 50 minutes of the live session / watch 50 minutes of the recording in order to receive the 1-hour credit of RACE CE.


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Dr. Lucy Fuller, DVM

Senior Director of Veterinary Care

Charleston Animal Society

Lucy Fuller graduated in 2005 from Clemson University with a BS in Animal Science, then from University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She began working at Charleston Animal Society in 2008 and was lucky enough to be involved in the ASPCA community partnership (then Mission: Orange) initiative there.  She completed a Graduate Certificate in 2013 from University of Florida in Shelter Medicine. 

Jodi Osbourne

Foster & Rescue Manager, Charleston Animal Society

Jodi Osborne began her tenure with Charleston Animal Society as a 14-year old volunteer. She became an employee in 2007 and has held many roles including adoption counselor and events coordinator. After being Foster & Rescue Coordinator since 2011 she was recently promoted to Foster & Rescue Manager.

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