Upcoming Events and CE Opportunities
The Midwest Veterinary Conference will be held February 23-26, 2017, in the Greater Columbus Convention Center (Ohio). Dr. Rachel Touroo will be discussing several veterinary forensics topics. Drs. Phil Bushby and Brenda Griffin will be presenting information related to The Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ 2016 Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs. There will be 27 CE hours within the Shelter Medicine track plus 6 CE hours designed for humane agents. Other tracks that may be of interest to shelter veterinarians include Behavior, Public Health, and Small Animal Medicine. Keep an eye on the following website for updated and detailed information: http://mvcinfo.org/registration/dates.html
Mark your calendars to join us in Las Vegas, March 5-9, 2017 for the Western Veterinary Conference! Save up to $45 when you register before October 31, 2016! The ASV CE committee has planned another great line-up of shelter medicine continuing education tracks, including sessions on management of a variety of medical emergencies in the shelter, diagnosis and management of heartworm disease in shelters, and compassion fatigue. Up to 12 hours of RACE-approved continuing education in shelter medicine practice (over 1,000 CE hours for the conference) will be available. Visit the conference website at www.wvc.org for more details and registration information.
Announcing the Wysiwash Wellness Grant! Winners to be announced soon! A new grant helps animal shelters take on new measures to control the spread of disease, sponsored by Wysiwash and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Find out more!
Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette O'Quin on winning the 2016 AVMA Animal Welfare Award! Read more here.
ASV Past President, Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore in the news and doing great things! Read all about her new project in suspected cases of animal abuse in the Boston area.
Million Cat Challenge Update - Half a million cats saved so far!! Read more
Board Certification in Shelter Veterinary Medicine is now a reality!