Ergonomics for Shelter Veterinarians

December 11, 2019 by Sara White, DVM, MSc, Founder, Ergovet

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

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we're rescheduling this webcast for Wednesday, December 11 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST. We apologize for this inconvenience and invite you to register for the new date. For anyone who has already signed up, you will still be registered and will be sent an email from Zoom with the new meeting date and time. Remember, if you can't attend the live webcast, it will be available to watch on-demand at your convenience.

Working with animals can be intensely physical work. Many veterinarians experience musculoskeletal discomfort (MSD) related to their work, and good physical ergonomics can improve this situation. Ergonomics is the science and study of work, and the practice of applying data and theory to optimize human well-being as well as the overall performance of the work system. Ergonomics includes much more than the gadgets that many associate with the term or keeping a "good posture" while you work.

In this free, one-hour webcast co-presented by Maddie's Fund® and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV), Dr. Sara White, DVM, MSc will give practitioners of shelter medicine the knowledge of evidence-based approaches to controlling physical risks in the veterinarian's workplace.

This program has been approved by the AAVSB RACE program for one 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 one hour of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

Join us on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12noon PT / 3pm ET by registering below.

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About Sara White

Dr. Sara White is a 1998 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has worked in shelter medicine and high quality, high volume spay neuter throughout most of her career. Since 2006, Sara has operated Spay ASAP Inc., a nonprofit MASH-style mobile spay/neuter clinic, and has spayed or neutered over 50,000 animals in Vermont and New Hampshire to date.

While working in spay-neuter, Sara developed an interest in ergonomics, health, wellbeing, and injury in veterinarians and staff, and in spring 2015 she completed a Master of Science in Health Ergonomics from University of Derby (UK). She founded ErgoVet to provide information and consulting in veterinary ergonomics. Sara is the editor of the upcoming textbook High-Quality, High-Volume Spay and Neuter and Other Shelter Surgeries.


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