Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6425 - Introduction to Shelter Medicine

Spring. 0.5 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: VTMED 5400 . Highly recommended prerequisite: VTMED 6734 . Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students. Hybrid offering may be taken by 4th- year veterinary students. This is the second course in a three-course sequence.

E. Berliner, L. DeTar, M. Henry.

The course will cover 8 hours of lecture on very basic shelter medicine principles, to include the history of sheltering and humane organizations, issues with pet overpopulation and free roaming companion animals, animal cruelty, an overview of preventive medicine and population health in shelters, sanitation and disinfection, and population management. It will be a prerequisite for Advanced Shelter Medicine (VTMED 6434 ).

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