Animal behavior at shelters is always a hot topic, but what about when behavior treatments intersect with medical care? Join the ASPCA Learning Lab and colleagues in the field as they discuss topics surrounding behavior treatments, handling, and behavior medication. During this session, you’ll also have an opportunity to have your questions answered via a live Q&A.
Effective communication strategies when coordinating medical and behavior treatments
Low-stress handling techniques during medical procedures
Considerations when deciding whether to use behavior medication
Animal behavior and shelter professionals
About the Presenters:
MA DVM DACVB, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
RVT, Lead Instructor, ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance
Darcie is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has been in the veterinary field since 1999. She has a background in instructing veterinary technology students, as well as working alongside and supervising both general practice and emergency technicians for many years. Her special interests are nursing care, animal behavior, and reducing stress in her patients. For the last few years, she has been utilizing her skills in high quality high volume spay/neuter at ASPCA’s Spay Neuter Alliance.
DVM, Chief Veterinarian, Wayside Waifs
DVM, Senior Director, Veterinary Services, ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center