These upcoming webinars are free to our member organizations!
This includes their staff and volunteers.
Veterinary Care in Shelters: Who can legally do what?
Tuesday, February 7th, 10-11:00am (PST)
Bruce Wagman, Attorney, and Cindi Delany, DVM
Is your shelter fully leveraging its veterinary talent? When it comes to veterinary care, it’s crucial to make sure the right person does the right job. If you’ve ever wondered:
• Can vaccines be administered during hold periods?
• Who can give a Rabies vaccine, and under what type of supervision?
• What if we don’t have a veterinarian on site – can we use standing protocols?
• Is microchipping or administering snap tests the practice of veterinary medicine?
This webinar is for you! Join Bruce Wagman, Lead Counsel for San Francisco SPCA's Shelter Policy and Legal Services (Shelter PALS), to maximize your shelter’s options for providing veterinary care while adhering to law and practice act requirements. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of which shelter tasks team members can perform, from intake-related care and running diagnostics to providing treatment, surgery, euthanasia, public veterinary services and emergency care.
Combatting Compassion Fatigue
Thursday, March 2, 10-11am (PST)
Learn how you can manage compassion fatigue and make your passion for helping animals sustainable! Presented by professional counselor, former animal shelter worker/ACO, and author of To Save a Starfish: A Compassion Fatigue Workbook for the Animal Welfare Warrior, Jen Blough, this interactive webinar will help participants learn about compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress.
Topics include symptoms and causes of compassion fatigue, burnout and organizational compassion fatigue, secondary stress and trauma, the difference between pain and suffering, self-regulation and other coping skills, building resilience through ongoing wellness, and more!