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Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare

Course Objectives

This course will help you evaluate the quality of a shelter’s behavioral health programs as well as implement changes to promote welfare and placement of sheltered dogs and cats. The course explores important concepts related to shelter animal behavior and welfare; such as behavioral assessments, behavioral modification protocols, diagnosis and management/treatment of common behavioral problems.

Enrollment Information

  • Course Lead Instructor: Dr. Brenda Griffin, Dr. Sara Bennett, Dr. Amy Marder
  • Course Coordinator: Dr. Terry Spencer
  • Course Number: VEM 5320 / VME 6812 / VME 6934 all sections
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3
  • Term: Spring/Fall
  • SyllabusSyllabus
  • Pace Charts: Spring | Fall

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