4-10-24 Study Results: How Do Access to Veterinary Care Challenges Impact Animal Welfare Orgs?

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Includes a Live Web Event on 04/10/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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The nationwide shortage of veterinarians disproportionately affects the work of animal welfare and animal care & control agencies.  

Recognizing that we need to understand how the access to care crisis impacts our profession, The Association and The Program for Pet Health Equity at the University of Tennessee recently fielded a national survey to gain insights. Hundreds of organizations participated in the study which was comprised of questions related to personnel, budgets, and medical programs.

We need to understand the breadth and depth of these challenges so we can work toward solutions.  During this webinar, the study’s principal investigator and The Association’s CEO will share our findings.

Linda Daugherty, MPA

Associate Director of Research

The Program for Pet Health Equity, University of Tennessee

Jim Tedford, CAWA

President & CEO, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

Jim Tedford accepted his dream job when he joined The Association as President & CEO in June of 2015.  But Jim is no stranger to the organization.  He has been a member for more than 30 years and served as our Board Chairman some twenty years ago.  Jim has been actively engaged in the animal welfare movement for more than 39 years having served as CEO for animal sheltering organizations in New York, Louisiana and Tennessee.  He served as a regional director for The Humane Society of the United States and then spent six years providing direct response marketing services to animal welfare organizations. Jim presents frequently at national and regional conferences on various animal welfare issues, organizational development and not-for-profit management. 

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