UGA to Host Shelter Medicine Symposium

The 8th annual Shelter Medicine Symposium will be held Feb. 6 at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will host the 8th annual Shelter Medicine Symposium on Feb. 6. The event—designed for veterinary professionals and others involved with shelter medicine in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina—will focus on best management and medicine practices for local and regional animal shelters.

“The mission of this symposium is to provide an opportunity for those practicing shelter medicine to share their ideas and collaborate with one another and learn from professionals in the industry,” said Cher Hung, president of the UGA Shelter Medicine Club. “Our hope is that it will help improve the quality of shelter medicine in Georgia and beyond.

“We are extremely excited about the positive feedback we have received from previous symposiums. Last year, we had a record-breaking 300 registrations, and it just shows how much our symposium is growing each year and how important shelter medicine is.”

Scheduled conference speakers include:

  • Gerryll Hall, DVM, lead veterinarian for Merck Animal Health;
  • Michaela Austel, DrMedVet, Dipl. ACVD, a dermatologist at North Georgia Veterinary Specialists;
  • Andy Moorhead, DVM, Ph.D., an assistant research scientist in the college and director of the NIH-funded Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center;
  • Sharon Crowell-Davis, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVB, a professor in the college.

The event is hosted by the Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians at UGA.

Sponsors for the 2016 UGA Shelter Medicine Seminar include Nestlé Purina, the UGA Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

There is no registration fee, but all attendees must register by Jan. 25. To register, visit the website here

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