Treating the Entire Animal through Medical and Behavior Coordination

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Recorded On: 06/16/2020

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Decision-making for animal outcome, both positive and negative, is a complex process that may involve the establishment of the soundness of an animal’s health and/or behavior. We will discuss parameters, approaches, and challenges for both medical and behavior evaluators which may sometimes be sitting on the opposite end of the stick. Case studies will demonstrate the processes involved in arriving at a decision for the appropriate outcome. The discussion is aimed to provide not just concepts but practical steps in treating and evaluating the entire animal.

This session was recorded during the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare 2020 in partnership with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

This session has been approved for 1.0 CEs from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

This session is also approved for:
• Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) CEs toward ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code

Maria Sabio-Solacito, DVM

Senior Veterinarian, County of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Care and Control

Maria Solacito is a Senior Veterinarian for Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. Working with DACC for the past 11 years provided Dr. Solacito vast experience in establishing collaborative relationships with other animal welfare professionals of different disciplines and mindsets. Her passion and dedication to the practice of shared leadership assisted her agency in developing cohesive programs and inclusive decision-making processes.

Alison Waszmer, CTC, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Behavior Division Manager, County of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Care and Control

Ali Waszmer is the Behavior Division Manager for the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, responsible for development and oversight of training and enrichment programs for pets at all seven animal care centers. Striving to become an accomplished behavior consultant, Ali earned multiple certifications after attending the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers. In her career, Ali has held various positions from Volunteer Manager to Shelter Manager to Director of Program Development.

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