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2018 HSVMA Animal Welfare Symposium
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Events


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

Animal welfare has become a hot topic in veterinary medicine, and many veterinarians and students are expressing interest in learning more about this emerging field.

The fourth annual HSVMA Animal Welfare Symposium will bring together future veterinary professionals for a shared goal: to improve the lives of all animals. Not only will participants gain a better understanding of the many issues that animals face in our society and how the profession can help, the symposium will also serve as a place to share ideas, knowledge, and practical skills.

This year’s conference will feature important and timely animal welfare issues including community cat management, international street dog welfare, recognizing and reporting animal cruelty, caring for pets of the indigent, and controversies in wildlife research.

A complimentary lunch will be provided, as well as a light breakfast and snacks.

Be sure to check back as more activities are in the works!

Registration is FREE and open to veterinary students as well as veterinary professionals!

Continuing Education Credits Available:

Continuing education credits will be available for professional attendees through Cornell University.  


The HSVMA Animal Welfare Symposium is co-presented by the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.







Date & Time:

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Cornell University 
College of Veterinary Medicine
Atrium of the Veterinary Education Center
602 Tower Road
Ithaca, NY  14853

Registration fee:

Free for all attendees!


Global Dog Populations and Their Management
Presented by Andrew Rowan, PhD

Controversies in Wildlife Research
Presented by Jon Geller, DVM, DABVP

Animal Cruelty: The Veterinarian's Role in Animal Cruelty Investigations
Presented by Holly Cheever, DVM

Humane Community Cat Management Through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
Presented by Eileen Jefferson, DVM and Brian Shapiro

Street Medicine: Caring for Pets of the Indigent
Presented by Jon Geller, DVM, DABVP

Presented by TBD


We are offering a limited number of student travel stipends. Please email [email protected] for more information.



Contact: Heather Schrader at [email protected]