Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    
    Jan 27, 2022  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6425 - Shelter Medicine I


     
Spring. 1 credit. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: VTMED 5400 . Highly recommended prerequisite: VTMED 6734 . Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students. Minimum enrollment 5; maximum 40. This is the second course in a three-course sequence.

E. Berliner, H. Putnam.

Shelter Medicine is a new and exciting discipline in veterinary medicine.  Caring for animals in animal shelters requires a herd health, as well as an individual animal perspective.  Topics addressed in this course may include the following: the role of veterinarians working with and for animal shelters, the principles of preventive medicine and population health in companion animals; behavioral enrichment, behavior assessment; shelter metrics; flow-through planning; zoonotic diseases, management of common infectious disease and approved methods of euthanasia for companion animals. 



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