Fear Free: Helping Shelter Pets Find Health, Happiness, and Homes
About this Webinar
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.
DVM, MS, DACVIM, DABVP, University of Florida
After graduating from veterinary college at the University of Georgia in 1990, Dr. Griffin completed an internship at the MSPCA's Angell Animal Hospital in Boston, MA after which she worked in small animal practice and animal shelters. From 1995 - 1999, she completed advanced training in small animal internal medicine and became board certified in the specialty. Since that time, for the past 22 years, she has supported training and research programs at several veterinary colleges in the emerging field of Shelter Medicine. During this time, Dr. Griffin helped to establish a formal veterinary specialty in Shelter Medicine, serving as the specialty's first Regent under the auspices of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Her professional interests surround shelter animal behavior and welfare, population health and wellness, and strategies to prevent animals from entering shelters. Dr. Griffin is a Fear Free certified professional as well as a Fear Free certified trainer, and serves as the lead author for the Fear Free Shelter Program.
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