Magical Metrics and Dazzling Data: How Medical Fact-Finding Guides Shelters to Improved Animal Health
Ever wish you had a road map to saving more lives in your shelter? Gathering and understanding data will provide you with exactly that. Please join Maddie's InstituteSM and Drs. Jan Scarlett and Elizabeth Berliner for a special two-part webcast series on using data to save lives.
In part-one, Dr. Jan Scarlett, Director of Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses the collection and use of medical data in animal shelters, and how this can significantly improve the health of individual animals and the shelter population. In the recorded version, which is now available for viewing below, you will learn to:
- Identify disease outbreaks
- Monitor disease trends over time
- Evaluate the effectiveness of changes in disease management protocols
- Identify groups at high risk of disease
- Identify high risk periods for disease in shelters
- Correlate disease with shelter census, length of stay and shelter location
Maddie's Institute is pleased to be able to offer CE credit to veterinary professionals. In order to qualify for CE credit we ask that individuals attend and participate in the entire program. CE is also available for on-demand presentations, which have additional requirements.
This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1 hour of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.
About the Presenter:
Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD
Dr. Jan Scarlett is a Professor of Epidemiology and Director of Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. She received her DVM at Michigan State University and her MPH and PhD from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the National Council of Pet Population Study and Policy and the Shelter Medicine Specialty Organizing Committee. Dr. Scarlett is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and her current interests include using data to enhance the care of shelter animals and to prevent pet homelessness, including the effectiveness of spay/neuter programs. She and her husband share their home with a dog, a new puppy, and a cat who can't tolerate other cats!