Canine Discrimination, Society, and Animal Shelters

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Course Number: VEM 5912

Semester Credit Hours: 2

Term: Spring semester, blended

Course Overview

This course explores the role of canine discrimination in society and the impact on animal shelters. Topics include: breed specific legislation (BSL), breed identification practices, shelter dog adoption policies and programs, breeds and behaviors, animal cruelty, and community outreach. The course will utilize a combination of reading, videos, webinars, and hands-on training. Most activities are self-paced and students are encouraged to collaborate with each other.

Course Coordinator

Levy_featuredDr. Julie Levy

Maddie’s® Professor of Shelter Medicine
at the University of Florida