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Welfare and Wellness for Pets and People

– Course Numbers:
VEM 5051 and VME 6800

– Course credit:
1 Graduate Credit Hour

– Term:
Summer

Welfare and Wellness for Pets and People is an online course designed to improve the lives of those working with animals. This course will help individuals to identify the need to take care of themselves and their colleagues with the same effort that they use to take care of pets.

This six module course will enable students to identify quality of life for pets and people by comparing to recognized professional standards of care, and propose humane and responsible interventions to threats toward welfare and wellness. In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice techniques and activities designed to promote these concepts for self, pets, and local communities. Promoting the recognition and support of effective communication skills is also an important objective of this course.

Course Coordinator

Dr. Terry SpencerTerry Spencer, DVM, MEd

Maddie’s Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Co-instructors