Setting Yourself Up for Success: Using Capacity for Care to Transform Your Shelter, Part 1

January 2018 by Stephanie Janeczko, DVM, MS, DABVP

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 55 minutes

We all want to help as many animals as possible, but sometimes the need can feel overwhelming - and far greater than our often limited resources. Understanding and operating within our capacity for care is a key foundational step in starting a positive cycle where we can provide a greater level of care for a greater number of animals using the resources we already have. This workshop will provide a basic overview of capacity for care - what it is, why it matters, and how to determine it for your facility - as well as practical strategies that can be implemented in your shelter to improve animal health and welfare and save more lives.This presentation was recorded at the 2017 ASPCA-Cornell Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Stephanie Janeczko, DVM, MS, DAVBP

Dr. Stephanie Janeczko completed her DVM in 2004, and a master's in epidemiology and residency in shelter medicine in 2009 all at Cornell University. She is board certified in both shelter medicine and canine & feline practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She is also a certified animal welfare administrator and a past president (2013 & 2014) and former board member of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Dr. Janeczko currently works for the ASPCA as the Senior Director of Shelter Medical Programs and serves on the boards of the New York State Animal Protection Federation and the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City. Her primary areas of focus are helping animal welfare organizations across the country improve their medical programs and providing shelter medicine support for other ASPCA departments. She has a particular interest in infectious disease as well as in the welfare of cats.



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