May 2012 by Barbara Hanek, DVM

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

Video Length: 10 minutes

For Dr. Barb Hanek, Chief Veterinarian for PAWS Chicago, the scariest moments are the most difficult, the most challenging and the most rewarding.

Dealing with Parvo, a deadly and highly contagious virus, is scary - especially in an animal shelter with the continual influx of vulnerable animals. Watch this clip taken from Dr. Hanek's presentation at HSUS' EXPO 2012 and hear how PAWS Chicago managed a crisis of 43 puppies with parvovirus - at the same time!

You will learn how PAWS Chicago saved all 43 puppies through crisis care herd management. Herd care, versus individual care, is when a population of animals is cared for. Dr. Henek combined her vast knowledge and experience in individual critical care with shelter population herd management and developed a successful strategy, which included a team approach, titer testing and daily weighing.

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Barbara Hanek, DVM

Dr. Barbara Hanek is the Director of Shelter Medicine at PAWS Chicago. After working in private practice for 20 years, Barbara started volunteering for PAWS. She was invited to join the staff in 2009. Since about 42% of PAWS' intake are treatable dogs and cats, Barb has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience in providing medical care to this population.