October 9, 2019 by Cristie Kamiya, DVM, MBA, Chief of Shelter Medicine, Humane Society Silicon Valley

Audience: Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 57:22

Change is really hard in a shelter, especially if it involves organizational process or cultural changes. In this free webcast co-presented by Maddie's Fund® and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV), Dr. Cristie Kamiya, Chief of Shelter Medicine at the Humane Society Silicon Valley, will share an 8-Step Change Management Process to help simplify change. Also included will be real-life examples of changes using this process.

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy of an Organization in the context of change
  • Levels of Change Management as a factor of time
  • 8-step Change Management Plan
  • Real-life example

This program has been 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 at race@aavsb.org or 877-698-8482 should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession, or if you have questions regarding this notification.

This course has been pre-approved for 1 hour of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

About Cristie Kamiya

Dr. Cristie Kamiya joined Humane Society Silicon Valley as Vice President, Medical Operations in November 2012, then in July 2014, stepped into her current role as Chief of Shelter Medicine to oversee Medical and Shelter Operations. Dr. Kamiya is one of a handful of residency-trained Shelter Veterinarians in the country. She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Colorado State University.

Prior to the start of her residency at UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program in 2010, Dr. Kamiya worked as a shelter veterinarian in humane societies, municipal shelters, and rescues in the Denver-Boulder areas of Colorado, and the greater Phoenix metro area of Arizona. In 2017, Dr. Kamiya led HSSV in being the first shelter in the country to complete and document all of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters.

Dr. Kamiya has a soft spot for community cats, and she enjoys traveling and volunteering with organizations that provide veterinary support for under-served areas in the U.S. and internationally. In her free time, Dr. Kamiya delights in fostering underage shelter kittens and spending time outdoors with her adopted shelter dogs.