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#MeetupAmerica UGA Shelter Medicine Synposium

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  • The 9th Annual UGA CVM Shelter Medicine is an all-day event focused on the best management and medicine practices for local and regional animal shelters. Veterinary professionals and others who work in animal control facilities and humane societies, or with animal rescue groups in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, along with UGA CVM students and staff are encouraged to attend. 

    7:45am-8:30am: Registration open, Breakfast sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition, Welcome by Shelter Med. Club

    8:30am-9am: Hill’s Shelter Feeding Program & Nutrition -- Dr. Kline DVM, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

    9am-10am: Humane Education & Community Outreach -- Susan Bufano, President of Speak for Animals

    10am-11am: Sanitation, Cleaning, and Disinfection; Operations/SOP in shelters; and GDA Info -- Morgan Floyd & Jason Smith, Georgia Dept. of Agriculture

    11am -11:15am: BREAK

    11:15am-12pm: Finding & Treating Demodex, Scabies, & Dermatophytes in Felines-- Dr. Frane Banovic DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVD

    12pm-1pm: LUNCH BREAK, Sponsored by Purina

    1pm-2pm: Screen & identify animal abuse cases and legal steps taken -- Jessica Rock, Co-founder at Animal Law Source

    2pm-3pm: Emergency Preparedness for Shelters -- Dr. Joanna Davis

    3pm-3:15pm: BREAK

    3:15pm-4pm: SPEAKER TBD

    4pm-5pm: Mental Health, Compassion Fatigue, Self-Care -- Dr. Jo Smith, MS, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM

    Registration will close on Sunday, January 8th, 2017. You may still attend if you do not pre-register, but there is no guarantee of breakfast or lunch provided for you.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at 




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  • Shasta G.

    I would like to carpool with someone who will drive on the way back; my car or theirs. I'm in Stockbridge.

    November 25

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