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Shelter Medicine 101

  • Community Room 575 Woodland Avenue Madison USA (map)

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This workshop is designed to benefit everyone from the volunteer to the shelter veterinarian, and will provide shelters and rescues with tips and tools for improving the health and welfare of the animals on their care. Best practices of animal care will be discussed from a practical viewpoint, including vaccination protocols, intake procedures, health exams, sanitation procedures, disease transmission and much more. Questions and discussion is encouraged throughout the workshop to ensure attendees fully understand the material. 

Note: This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.


Karen Dashfield DVM has been involved in animal sheltering for over 40 years, with 27 years experience as a veterinarian with a special interest in Shelter Medicine. Feeling strongly that sharing knowledge is the key to improving animal welfare, she has presented seminars and workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. Locally she runs a Housecall Practice and works with St. Hubert's Animal Welfare, Liberty Humane Society, People for Animals, BARKS, and Best Friends Animal Society. She currently shares her home with Princess her cat, and Sadie and Tadpole her dogs. 


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