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Workshop WSAVA SHELTER MEDICINE WORKSHOP 2023

This workshop will cover the principles of running a high welfare ‘Trap-Neuter-Release’ (TNR) program for cats.


Shelter medicine is important. This is a growing area within veterinary medicine dedicated to the care and needs of animals in the community, particularly homeless and sheltered animals. This seminar will cover: You’ll learn the principles of running a high welfare "Trap-Neuter-Release" (TNR) program for cats.

Committee for Animal Welfare (WSAVA)

Vision/Mission:

The global veterinary community works together to promote good animal welfare for all companion animals.

The purpose of the Committee is – make animal welfare an everyday consideration for small animal professionals and ensure WSAVA is respected. You’ll be an active and respected partner in international wellness circles, combining advocacy with mutual respect and consensus building.

Objective of the workshop:

  • Understanding the needs and management principles of high welfare animal slaughter projects
  • Understanding the challenges faced in implementing shelter medicine
  • Inspire everyone to meet or exceed American Shelter Vet (ASV) standards whenever possible
  • Engage local veterinarians, local government officials, shelter managers and staff in practical issues of animal protection and shelter medicine
  • Lead the regional community on public health, animal protection, and compassionate care

Target Audience:

  • Veterinarians who perform TNR - improvement of techniques and handling of animals
  • Local governments that are considering starting TNR programs

Agenda:

8:30 am - Registration

9:00 am - Introduction to this workshop by Natasha Lee

9:30 AM - TNR Basics: Why It Works, High vs Low Volume, What It Is? high quality, well-being of the cat during the procedure, etc (emphasize source approach, RPO) by Vicky Halls and ICatCare

10:00 am - Break

10:30 am - Exercise 1:

  • TNR Components and Cat Welfare Needs by Katherine Polak and Natasha Lee

11:30 AM - Lecture Series - Components of TNR by Katherine Polak and Natasha Lee:

  • The patient - selection, trapping/transport, handling
  • The procedure - surgical care, post-operative care, accommodation, return
  • Neutralization at an early age
  • The staff - planning, training, record keeping

1:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 PM - Lecture Series - TNR Components by Katherine Polak, Natasha Lee:

  • The patient - selection, trapping/transport, handling
  • The procedure - surgical care, post-operative care, accommodation, return
  •  Neutralization at an early age
  • The staff - planning, training, record keeping

3:30 pm - Exercise 2:

  • Challenges and barriers by Katherine Polak, Natasha Lee and Vicky Halls

4:30 pm - Final Discussions / Questions and Answers

5:00 pm - End of Session, Visit to TNR Hospital

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Natasha Lee Vicky
  • Vicky Halls Dr. Katherine Polak

Partilhar

REGISTRATION

Date and Hour

Start
Saturday, September 30, 2023 08:30
End
Saturday, September 30, 2023 17:00

Areas

Veterinária

Attendance

Online & Offline

Location

Centro Universitário Lisboa - Auditório Agostinho da Silva

Entry

Free
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