Wednesday, 31/May/2017 at 5 PM: Dr. Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, DABVP – “Making Connections: Humane Organizations, Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine”

Dr. Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, DABVP, Shelter Medicine Practice; Canine and Feline Practice Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Cornell University

Dr. Berliner also holds the endowed position of “Janet L. Swanson Director of Shelter Medicine” at Cornell University. Dr. Berliner earned her DVM from Cornell in 2003, and is board certified in shelter medicine practice and canine and feline practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She serves on the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Board of Directors and the credentials committee for the shelter medicine specialty. At Cornell, she directs the graduate internship in shelter medicine, trains students in classrooms and shelters, and consults with shelters regarding best practices. Her interests include: diagnosis, management, and prevention of infectious disease; animal welfare, veterinary ethics, and decision-making; and innovative outreach programs promoting accessible veterinary care and humane

Other Guests: Dr. Allison Clarke and Dr. Lisa Rodriguez, Interns with the Shelter Medicine Program, Cornell University.

Presentation Topic: Making Connections: Humane Organizations, Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine Practice

Humane organizations date back 150 years in North America, and much of their work parallels the evolution of veterinary practice and the role of animals in society. Nonetheless, small animal herd health and animal welfare issues – including homelessness and relinquishment to animal shelters – are fairly new topics in veterinary training and practice, and a point of moral stress for many veterinarians. Shelter medicine practice as a specialty aims to reduce animal suffering through herd health interventions, including outbreak management, accessible spay/neuter, and population management in animal shelters. Several training programs as well as a specialty board certification now support this area of collaboration between the humane community

Thanks to the generosity of Scotiabank, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff.

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring one lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, 26/May/2017. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 4:30. p.m for social hour with appetizers from 5pm – 6pm.

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