Fear, anxiety, stress (FAS), and frustration are usually high in shelter animals and impact their ability to adapt to a new environment. Fear Free programs can provide shelter workers and veterinary professionals with the tools to meet the needs of a pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing. This webinar will introduce viewers to the concepts behind Fear Free and how they can apply to your shelter operations.
Introduce Fear Free offerings and benefits
Low-cost, practical strategies to implement Fear Free in any shelter
Familiarize you with resources available through the complimentary Fear Free sheltering course
Shelter staff and volunteers, veterinary professionals, and anyone working closely with pets in shelters.
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DVM, MS, DACVIM, DABVP, Adjunct Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine, University of Florida
For the past 17 years, Dr. Griffin has used her expertise in small animal internal medicine and her passion for shelter animals to assist in developing training and research programs that support the field of Shelter Medicine. Her professional interests surround shelter animal behavior and welfare, population health and wellness, feline medicine, and strategies to prevent animals from entering shelters, including behavioral wellness, identification, and sterilization programs. In 2000, she was named by the AVMA as the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year. She currently co-instructs courses in shelter medicine and behavior at both the University of Florida and Georgia. She serves as the Regent for the new specialty in Shelter Medicine: ABVP- SMP. Dr. Griffin lives in South Carolina with her husband, a pack of dogs, clowder of cats, and a cute pair of goats.