July 2019 by Lena DeTar, DVM, DACVPM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice), Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

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

Video Length: 52:58

In this workshop you will learn how to maximize your potential as a life-saving organization by understanding your limits and expanding your expectations. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Lena DeTar, DVM

Before coming to Cornell, Dr. DeTar completed a residency in Shelter Medicine at Oregon State University/Oregon Humane Society and qualified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Soon after moving to NY, she completed board certification in Shelter Medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Her interests include infectious disease management and prevention, population management and metrics, elective and non-elective surgery, humane husbandry and shelter design, and shelter medicine instruction. She often teaches clinical-year students and interns about medicine and surgery at Tompkins County SPCA, advises shelter leadership and staff during program consultations, and lectures in the veterinary school classroom at Cornell.

Dr. DeTar has worked in and volunteered for humane organizations across the US and internationally, and appreciates the philosophical, financial and physical challenges faced by shelters everywhere as they try to promote animal welfare, public health and the human animal bond.