A coordinated effort that begins the moment a cat or dog arrives at a shelter is one of the most critical ways to maximize lifesaving capacity. Prompt and accurate assessment of an animal’s health, plus administration of vaccinations, creates a foundation of sheltering intake protocols to minimize the risk of disease.
By the end of this second webinar in a two-part series, you can develop an understanding about:
The importance of preventive health care in ensuring both individual animal and overall population health and well-being
Standard medical health protocols, including physical examinations, vaccinations, parasite treatments and diagnostic testing
This 30-minute webinar is designed for anyone who provides direct animal care as well as those who help determine policy or resource allocation for their organizations. This includes animal care staff, veterinary professionals, behavioral staff members, directors of operations and shelter managers in a variety of types of shelters, including rescue groups. It is best suited for those individuals responsible for providing veterinary care for sheltered animals, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants.
DVM, MS, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice, Shelter Medicine Practice), Senior Director of Shelter Medicine, ASPCA
Dr. Brian DiGangi is Senior Director of Shelter Medicine at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. After earning his DVM at the University of Florida in 2006, Dr. DiGangi completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and critical care, a residency in Shelter Animal Medicine, and received his MS in Veterinary Medical Sciences in 2010. Dr. DiGangi has published peer-reviewed research on canine heartworm disease, veterinary field clinics, feline adoption, pregnancy detection, and immunology and authored textbook chapters on sanitation and asepsis, infectious disease management, animal welfare, and animal relocation. He is co-editor of the 2nd edition of Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff and is board certified in both Canine and Feline Practice and Shelter Medicine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. DiGangi is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heartworm Society and served two terms as President of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians from 2015-2016. Dr. DiGangi also holds a position as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Florid