Mission: To advance and support the practice of shelter medicine in order to improve community animal health and well-being.
Programs: Webinars in partnership with maddie's fund: this regular webinar series provides continuing education to our members and the sheltering community. The webinar series began in late 2016 and continued throughout the year in 2017. The goal is to continue releasing 4-6 webinars per year as an ongoing project. The majority of this work is done by volunteers.
shelter snapshot articles in dvm360: in 2017 we developed a partnership with dvm360, an online magazine for veterinarians, to create a regular column on shelter medicine topics of interest to their readers. Two articles were published online as part of this collaboration in 2017 and the objective is to continue with quarterly articles as an ongoing project. The majority of this work is done by volunteers.
other projects support the advancement of shelter medicine through member services and dispersing information via continuing education and internal documents such as our position statements and grant support for student chapter projects.