4/28/21 Shelter Dentistry: The Complicated Costs of Care

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Recorded On: 04/28/2021

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Dentistry is more than cleaning and pulling teeth; and dental disease is an animal welfare issue. Dr. Lesli Groshong will discuss the medical, financial, operational, emotional, and community impact complexities of dental disease in shelter animals. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the challenges of providing proper dental care to shelter animals, including: staff training, equipment, and costs.  Dr. Groshong will explain:

● Common veterinary dental procedures in the shelter 
● The challenges of balancing individual animal needs within shelter medicine, a specialty that focuses primarily on population and disease control
● How dental disease impacts animals, shelters, adopters, and veterinarians 

This session will benefit shelter directors of all organizations who provide medical care, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and medical staff.

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 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Lesli Groshong, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Shelter Medicine)

Chief Shelter Veterinarian

Humane Society of Boulder Valley, CO

A graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Lesli Groshong, has been the lead veterinarian at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley for 27 years.  Dr. Groshong has mentored hundreds of veterinary students from around the US and abroad in spay/neuter techniques and shelter medicine.  She is boarded in shelter medicine and was on the organizing committee to recognize shelter medicine as a specialty discipline with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. 

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