- Schedule of Classes - June 25, 2020 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - June 25, 2020 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.
Shelter medicine is a relatively new discipline within the practice of veterinary medicine and requires the application of herd health principles within a small animal setting. This clinical rotation will expose students to the principles and practice of veterinary medicine in a shelter setting. While much time will be spent providing direct veterinary medical care to individual shelter animals, there will be a directed focus on introducing students to population-level principles. Topics include but are not limited to infectious disease diagnosis, treatment, and management; shelter wellness protocols; high-quality, high-volume spay-neuter; shelter data management; behavioral assessments in shelters, animal welfare, and population and capacity planning. Other aspects will be covered depending on shelter activities and needs at the time. The daily schedule will include clinical work, daily shelter rounds, and daily topic rounds. Students will also be expected to complete several on-line webinars, as well as homework assignments to round out their learning.
When Offered Fall, Spring.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students who have completed Foundation Course V.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Highly recommended prerequisite: VTMED 6425.
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