Providing behavioral support throughout an animal's stay in your shelter is vital to meeting the Five Freedoms and the ASV Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. As shelters care for more animals with medical and behavioral needs, it's essential for organizations to reassess their capacity for care to ensure these needs are met.
Join us on Thursday, May 12th, from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET, for a live Q&A session with our expert panel representing medical, behavior, operations, and leadership. Participants will gain new ideas and resources to provide essential behavioral care and avoid exceeding capacity.
Tips and tools to build behavior into daily care and capacity planning
Strategies for effective organizational alignment and collaboration
Techniques for adjusting operations and capacity with the resources on hand
Animal behavior and shelter professionals and volunteers
This webinar carries 0.5 CEUs for trainers and 0.5 CEUs for behavior consultants. The ASPCA is an approved provider of content that enhances professional competence and aligns with the 5 domains of the CAWA Exam specification.
About the Presenters:
Vice President, Behavioral Rehabilitation Center
Kate brings over 30 years of shelter experience to her role of overseeing the Behavioral Rehabilitation Center. Kate joined the ASPCA in 2005. She has held various roles including, most recently, Senior Director for Community Outreach. In that role, she worked with organizations around the country on finding opportunities, growing programs, and solving problems. Prior to the ASPCA, Kate was the Director of Animal Sheltering Issues for the Humane Society of the United States, the director of The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, VA, and the Director of the Humane Society of Baltimore County. Kate is a sought-after expert on shelter operations, program development, shelter design, program implementation, disaster response, crisis intervention, board operations, and strategic development. She provides extensive advice on a variety of topics to the animal welfare industry. Kate has a degree in Business Administration.
DVM, MBA, Medical Director, Auburn Valley Humane Society
Emily is a Pacific Northwest native but has traveled and worked across the US. She is currently the Director of Veterinary Services for Auburn Valley Humane Society, a private non-profit shelter with animal control contracts and low-cost public spay & neuter clinic. Emily obtained her veterinary degree from Washington State University and followed with a small animal rotating internship at the University of Tennessee. From there, Emily navigated small animal private practice for about five years as both a small animal practitioner and relief veterinarian. Feeling absolutely disenchanted with her work, Emily volunteered for the newly formed Auburn Valley Humane Society board of directors. Shortly after they opened in 2013, she realized a true passion for animal welfare and shelter medicine, stepped down from the board and took a full-time staff position. In 2020, Emily earned her MBA from the University of Washington in an effort to narrow the communication divide between medical and executive functions at the shelter level. She’s passionate about doing more with less through strategic operational strategies and team building for a productive and vested organizational culture.
Dr. Miranda K. Workman is the Behavioral Sciences Team Shelter Behavior Apprenticeship Liaison for the ASPCA. For over two decades, she has served animals and their humans as a certified animal behavior professional, shelter behavior professional, professor of animal behavior and anthrozoology, and a researcher. She shares her home with her husband, three dogs, three cats, a gecko, and a domestic mouse, all of whom contributed in their own way to her PhD research focused on multi-species families.
Kay Joubert joined the ASPCA team as a director with the Northern Tier Shelter Initiative in 2109. Prior to joining NTSI, she was director of a shelter in Washington state, served on three animal welfare agency boards, a regional disaster preparedness taskforce, and the Washington state federation of animal care and control agencies’ executive committee. Kay has over 26 years of experience in animal welfare with extensive knowledge in shelter administration, daily operations, budgeting, contract negotiations, personnel management and program development. She’s a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator with a BS in Political Science and has a soft spot for fluffy black dogs and community cats.