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Cornell Shelter Medicine "Office Hours"

hosted by MSMP at Cornell

Fridays at 3PM EST 

Click here to join: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98543679429?pwd=TThINWdzb0ZEZXJMV1lpRHJWZkMxUT09

Starting June 5th (2020), Maddie's@ Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University will hold weekly Friday sessions to provide updates on the ever-changing field of Shelter Medicine. Led by CUMSMP faculty, this forum is meant to be a place for shelter veterinarians, staff, and volunteers to ask questions and discuss their concerns during this pandemic. Note: This meeting will be recorded. If possible, please email your questions in advance to Sarah Nickerson (Shelter Medicine Program Coordinator) at SN298@cornell.edu so we can prepare to meet your needs and answer your questions efficiently and effectively. We are all in this together! 



10/23/2020 OCTOBER CornellVetCares Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cornell University faculty, staff, and students


09/18/2020 SEPTEMBER CornellVetCares Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cornell University faculty, staff, and students


09/16/2020 Hoarding: A Human-Animal Bond Disorder

Presented by Lena DeTar, DVM, DACVPM, DABVP, Assistant Clinical Professor of Shelter Medicine at Cornell University, in partnership with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians 

Dr. DeTar will explore this multifactorial issue, looking at the role of shelters, private practitioners, animal control, law enforcement, social services and animal welfare organizations. This presentation will include a case study of a shelter in Hawaii that was involved in a hoarding situation. 
During this webinar Dr. DeTar will discuss: 
  • Recognition of potential hoarding situations
  • Who to involve/intervene when suspicious
  • What types of ailments to look for in animal victims
  • Understanding which interventions may be successful, which not
  • Understanding challenges faced by shelters and how to help 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

8:00pm - 9:00pm EST

This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of RACE CE credit for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 

Registration is FREE for HSVMA and Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) members. 

Click here to register: https://hsvma.zoom.us/we…/register/WN_C6gzf156SjCNx57_pCMZNA

#ThankToMaddie 



09/03/2020 Companion Animal Population Health in the Face of a Pandemic: What we're talking about in shelter medicine practice 2020

Presented by: Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, DABVP, Director of Shelter Medicine at Cornell University

Outcomes for animals entering shelters in the US have changed dramatically in the last two decades. Increased veterinary care for shelter and community animals, decreased euthanasia of homeless pets, and evolving roles of the shelter in the community have all contributed to improved companion animal welfare. This presentation will review and build on shelter medicine principles to explore current practices being employed by shelter veterinarians, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

7:30-9:30pm EST

*Please note - This is an atypical CE Event night for WRVMA & HVVMS

Free to LIVMA, WRVMA and HVVMS Members

Click here to register: https://www.nysvms.org/events/register.aspx?id=1410353&itemid=aba1a506-f1af-4c46-876e-bc1c07a40f26



6/19/2020 CornellVetCares Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cornell University faculty, staff, and students



SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT!

"Updates & Discussion: The Impact of COVID-19 on NYS Animal Shelters"

hosted by MSMP at Cornell

Weekly on Fridays at 3PM EST

Zoom Link: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/736868584

(Check our COVID-19 Resources section for more information.) 

Maddie's@ Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University will hold weekly Friday sessions to provide updates on the ever-changing impact of COVID-19 on animal shelters. Led by MSMP faculty, this forum is meant to be a place for shelter veterinarians, staff, and volunteers to ask questions and discuss their concerns during this pandemic. Note: This meeting will be recorded. If possible, please email your questions in advance to Sarah Nickerson (Shelter Medicine Program Coordinator) at SN298@cornell.edu so we can prepare to meet your needs and answer your questions efficiently and effectively. We are all in this together! 


3/30/2020  An open letter to animal welfare personnel, including veterinarians, about what is essential at this time ... (March 30, 2020)


3/30/2020 Animal shelter experts offer resources, discuss impact of COVID-19


3/20/2020 Responding to COVID-19 Concerns in the animal sheltering community  


2019


12/06/2019 Cornell's shelter medicine program brings veterinary wellness to Schuyler County


Gimme Shelter (June 2019) - "Spring Highlights: Outreach and more!"


Cornell's shelter medicine program awarded $1.6M five-year grant


2019 ASPCA Cornell Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference


Cornell's MSMP veterinarians lead animal outreach trips to Puerto Rico 


2018


Introducing our 2018 Shelter Medicine Interns! Dr. Fischer-Daly and Dr. Gallegos


Healing the Homeless: How Maddie's Fund® Helped Establish Shelter Medicine at Cornell, 'Scopes Magazine (Spring 2018)


Cornell Shelter Medicine receives Engaged Opportunity Grant from the Office of Engaged Initiatives to organize regional Responding to Animals in Disasters Workshop for shelters and veterinary students  in collaboration with the ASPCA FIR team