Magical Metrics and Data

March 2012 by Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD

Audience: Executive Leadership

Video Length: 77 minutes

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

This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.

After viewing the presentation, click here to take the quiz and receive a Certificate of Attendance!

Jan Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD

Dr. Scarlett is a Professor of Epidemiology and the Director of Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University. In 2005, Dr. Scarlett led a team that launched a comprehensive shelter medicine program with residency training. Her current teaching and research interests focus on the prevention and control of diseases in animal shelters. She is also involved in the epidemiologic study of preventive factors for pet surplus in the United States including spay/neuter programs, pet trafficking, veterinary activities impacting relinquishment to animal shelters, and valid epidemiologic uses of shelter software programs.

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