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Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems

Course Overview

Establish a foundation of knowledge and expertise in shelter medicine with Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems, a 3 credit, semester-long course for veterinarians and veterinary students.

Course Objectives

You will learn to use the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters as their guide to best practices in shelter. The course will also help you recognize common infectious diseases, behavioral problems, and examples of animal cruelty presented to animal shelters and understand the shelter veterinarian’s role in responding to such issues.

Enrollment Information

  • Course Lead Instructor: Dr. Terry Spencer
  • Course Number: VEM 5321 / VME 6810 / VME 6934 all sections
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3
  • Term: Spring/Summer/Fall
  • SyllabusSyllabus
  • Pace Charts: Spring | Summer | Fall

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