CEU Event: Treating 36,000 New Patients: The Way a Partnership Between the Veterinary Medicine and Behavior Dep

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


"""There has been an urgency in the last decades to promote collaboration between veterinary medicine and companion animal behavior professionals. As the relationship between disease, illness, and behavior becomes more widely understood, we animal welfare professionals are more cognizant of the fact that to remain siloed, even competitive, only works to the great detriment of those we serve. Conversely, when veterinary medicine professionals and behavior specialists operate in the spirit of cooperative engagement, the greatest successes in humane treatment can be achieved. This is especially the case in shelter administration, where the effects of veterinary medicine on behavior and the effects of behavioral practices on health most immediately impact an animal’s fate. In this session, Dr. Treviño will explore the scholarly literature that reflects the urgency to pursue synergistic operation of shelter behavior and veterinary medicine departments. He will also report on case studies from his own experience as medical director at Friends For Life Animal Shelter, where the unique closeness between wellness and behavior departments has resulted in several groundbreaking firsts, including a free public veterinary clinic that utilized animal-friendly handling practices to treat over 36,000 patients in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will allow attendees to: List examples of successes, from most accessible to ambitious, achieved through cooperation between shelter veterinary medicine and behavior personnel. Implement strategies for nurturing synergy between veterinary medicine and behavior professionals, in sheltering and private practice Apply lessons from Batman towards cultivating power through partnership among animal welfare professionals """

Sponsor:IAABC Foundation
Speaker(s):Dr Robert Trevino

 Email: courses@iaabcfoundation.org
 Web: https://iaabcfoundation.org/2023-animal-behavior-conference/