Public Education and Outreach

Archived Webinars   

The Coronavirus Connection: Links to the Global Wildlife Trade
Presented by the HSUS podcast, Humane Voices
Dr. Teresa Telecky, PhD, a zoologist and Vice President of Wildlife for Humane Society International (HSI), will explain the suspected origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its relationship to the wildlife trade.  She will also outline efforts to move governments around the world to ban wildlife trade, transport and consumption in order to reduce the risk of yet another pandemic of zoonotic origin. An overview will be given of federal and state legislation aimed at ending the wildlife trade and shutting down live wildlife markets in the US.

Post-Pandemic Pets: Tips for Transitioning Companion Animals as Shelter-in-Place Orders Are Lifted
Presented by Dr. Susan Krebsbach and Dr. Nicholas Dodman
This presentation was generously sponsored by Maddie's Fund.
Many families stepped forward to foster or adopt new pets as COVID-19 spread across the US and animal shelters were forced to close their doors. These families, along with all families who already had pets in their home, have now spent nearly two months continuously together with their new, or existing companions, and are preparing for the transition as they return to work, school and other activities. Dr. Susan Krebsbach and Dr. Nicholas Dodman will discuss tips for dealing with potential separation anxiety issues as well as other transitional challenges, such as catching up on puppy socialization, changing dog walking schedules or switching cat feeding times. View HERE.

Tips and Tricks from the Field: Management Strategies When Plan 'A' Isn't An Option
Presented by Rural Area Veterinary Services: Ahne Simonsen, DVM, RAVS Field Surgical Director, Lauren Kloer, DVM, RAVS Staff Veterinarian and Anne Marie McPartlin, LVT, RAVS Program Coordinator
Every veterinary professional encounters cases where resource limitations prevent 'Plan A' level medicine.  Join RAVS as they discuss patient care in the field setting and how field-based decision making approaches can be utilized to aid in the care of your patients at home.  When gold-standard medicine is not an option, practicing incremental care combined with creative problem solving can lead to high quality minimum standard care opportunities for your patients.  These approaches to case management respect the economic limitations of your clients who love their animal family members while maintaining an emphasis on patient welfare. View HERE.

Veterinary Telemedicine: Extending Care Beyond Your Walls
Presented by Dr. Hilary Jones
This webinar will use real-world data and case examples to demonstrate how virtual care can be used to improve practice efficiency and productivity; expand care to underserved populations (during and after the pandemic); and help mitigate both the direct and indirect effects of the virus in your practice. RACE-approved CE credit available for this webinarView HERE.

Special Needs Pets and Educational Outreach in Today's Veterinary Profession
Presented by Dr. Melissa Shapiro
Dr. Melissa Shapiro will share the story of her dog, Piglet, who was rescued from a hoarding situation. Due to irresponsible breeding, Piglet was born deaf and blind. His positive attitude towards facing his challenges inspires children and adults around the world to face their own challenges with a Piglet Mindset! Their Piglet Mindset Educational Outreach program lesson plans and curriculum for teachers, parents, scout leaders, and others are free for download on Piglet’s website, Dr. Shapiro uses Piglet’s social media platforms to educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter and encourage adoption of special needs rescued animals. She regularly posts PSAs about a variety of veterinary related topics. In addition to a discussion of disabled pet based educational programs, attendees will learn about the veterinarian’s role in working with profoundly disabled animals and their very devoted people. View HERE.


Continuing Education Webinars for Veterinary Professionals

HSVMA offers a series of RACE-approved continuing education webinars with an animal welfare focus for veterinary professionals. These webinars are FREE to HSVMA members. View a list of the upcoming and archived webinars and, if you are not yet a member, you can JOIN NOW»