Conferences: by Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference

Rescue Cat: Shelter Veterinarians Create Happy Endings.

Contact the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners or the Association of Shelter Veterinarians for information about upcoming shelter medicine conferences.

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Maddie’s Veterinary Forensics Conference

A Focused Look at the Vital Role of Veterinary Forensics in Animal Hoarding Investigations

Veterinary forensic science is a rapidly growing field that’s expanding our ability to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty and neglect. In April 2014, Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program  partnered with the ASPCA to bring you our Veterinary Forensics Conference, which was held at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.

This event explored the fascinating and disturbing world of animal hoarding, complete with an investigation into the motivations and perspectives of people who hoard and the impacts on the animal victims; looking at the roles of veterinarians, animal welfare workers, law enforcement, municipal government, social workers, and psychologists in hoarding interventions.

Please check back for more information about future conferences.