Abuse: What veterinarians should know, what they can do



October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, but, sadly, humans and pets experience abuse throughout the year. And veterinarians are on the forefront of seeing both walk through their doors. What can they do? What should they do? And how has determining abuse or neglect in animals changed in a world of COVID?

Three members of the veterinary community share insight on the chain of abuse, what veterinarians should be aware of, and how organizations help domestic violence victims take their pets with them to shelters for safe haven.

Our panel:

Dr. Kurt Venator, Purina’s chief veterinary officer. He has been involved in working with domestic violence shelters for many years.
Lauren Dorsch oversees Grants Fur Families, a nati...


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