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MD Continuing Education Class: Reporting Suspected Abuse
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

HSVMA is sponsoring an upcoming continuing education presentation on the new Maryland law that requires veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse and fighting. The presentation, Reporting Suspected Abuse: A Roadmap for Complying with Maryland's New Mandatory Reporting Law, will be presented by veterinary forensic expert, Dr. Melinda Merck, at the Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine.

The presentation will cover:

  • An overview of the new law and what you need to do to comply as well as tips for establishing a hospital protocol for reporting animal abuse
  • Key information to better recognize cases of suspected abuse, an overview of the most common types of cruelty seen in practices, and a discussion of accidental versus nonaccidental injury


    • 5:30 pm: Tour of Days End Farm Horse Rescue
    • 6:00 pm: Dinner
    • 6:30-8:30 pm: Presentation

The presentation is approved for two hours of RACE CE for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians and is offered thanks to sponsorship from Days End Farm Horse Rescue and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.