Shelter Medicine in Canada: Next Steps
March 24, 2016
Shelter medicine is a new, growing and vibrant field
of veterinary medicine. The Association of Shelter Veterinarians, based in the
US, has been a powerful force for positive change in animal sheltering over the
past decade. Canadian shelters have benefited tremendously from their
ground-breaking work. Now it’s time to take the next step.
medicine needs a voice in Canada. Not to duplicate the valuable work that has
already been done, but to help us to take that work and apply it in our own
unique circumstances. We can do so much more if we get to know one another,
help one another, and work together to promote progressive, humane sheltering.
now has the AVQMR (Québec Association of Shelter Veterinarians), and Ontario is
in the process of setting up the Ontario Shelter Medicine Association. We’d like
to talk about the next steps for Shelter Medicine across Canada - and a national
conference provides a perfect opportunity to do that.
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has kindly offered meeting space at its
2016 National Animal Welfare Conference for interested individuals to get
together to discuss future direction.
be meeting on Monday, April 18, 5.15-6.45 PM in Mountbatten A at the
Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerard Street West, Toronto. You do not need to be registered
for the conference to be able to attend the discussion.
discussion is open to veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians
(RVTs) who work in animal shelters or have a special interest in
sheltering. Students are welcome as observers. Please RSVP to email@example.com on or
before April 8.
Committee, Ontario Shelter Medicine Association
P.S. This year’s NAWC
conference promises to be amazing! Visit: http://conference.cfhs.ca to register and
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