Gentle Handling: Techniques to Reduce Stress & Save Time

July 2019 by Erin Doyle, DVM, DABVP, Senior Director of Shelter Medicine, ASPCA

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

Video Length: 54:12

Learn techniques for handling the animals in our care in a low-stress, gentle manner. Implementing low-stress handling techniques can make a profound difference on the welfare of shelter animals and on our own stress level. Hear about real-life strategies to use safe low-stress handling in a busy shelter. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Erin Doyle, DVM

Dr. Doyle received her DVM from Tufts University in 2004 and spent 3 years immediately following graduation working in general small animal practice in Worcester, Massachusetts. Erin left private practice to join the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston, where she worked for over 10 years. During her tenure at ARL, Erin was promoted to the head of the shelter medicine department and assisted with the forensic and law enforcement program. She also completed a fellowship with the Koret Shelter Medicine program at UC Davis in 2012.

Dr. Doyle became board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice in 2017. She joined the ASPCA in the spring of 2018 as a Senior Director of Shelter Medicine in their Shelter Outreach department and is also an adjunct faculty member in Shelter Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Erin is currently serving a second term as president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.


 

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