Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference 2019

Now in its 16th year, this conference provides high-quality education for veterinary, animal shelter and spay/neuter professionals to improve the quality of care for animals. Presentations are given by speakers who are highly regarded in their respective fields in five major tracks: DVM, LVT, Management, Staff & Volunteers and Disaster Emergency Sheltering.

Keynote Presentation

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: The Changing Roles of Animal Welfare Organizations

July 2019

Hear from a 35-year veteran of the industry how animal welfare organizations can fulfill their missions outside the shelter. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More


DVM Track

Pain Management on a Budget - Part 1 of 2

July 2019

Part 1 of 2. This two-part workshop will describe cost effective strategies for managing acute and chronic pain in a shelter or high quality/high volume environment. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Pain Management on a Budget - Part 2 of 2

July 2019

Part 2 of 2. This two-part workshop will describe cost effective strategies for managing acute and chronic pain in a shelter or high quality/high volume environment. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Practical Aspects of Dentistry in Shelter Pets

July 2019

This workshop will focus on the practical aspects of dentistry in shelter pets. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Putting Down the Scalpel: Learning to Lead as a Doctor & Manager

July 2019

This session will help veterinarians understand how they can leverage their scientific training and problem-solving skills to make an even bigger impact. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Shelter Medicine Ophthalmology, Your Camera, and Your Smartphone - Part 1 of 2

July 2019

Part 1 of 2. This two-part workshop will review general/smartphone photography, videography, fundoscopy, and macrophotography of the eye. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Shelter Medicine Ophthalmology, Your Camera, and Your Smartphone - Part 2 of 2

July 2019

Part 2 of 2. This two-part workshop will review general/smartphone photography, videography, fundoscopy, and macrophotography of the eye. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Soft Tissue Surgery Tips & Tricks for the Shelter Vet

July 2019

The goal of this lecture is to discuss and to provide some helpful pointers on performing various non-spay/neuter procedures. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

The Basics on Basic Veterinary Care

July 2019

This workshop uses the ASPCA Primary Pet Care program as a case study for how to incorporate affordable and accessible preventive and basic veterinary care into your organization. It was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More


LVT Track

Capacity for Care

July 2019

This workshop helps you 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. Learn More

How to Get the Most Out of Your Radiographs

July 2019

A case-based, interactive session full of practical pointers to make your time in radiography more effective and efficient. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

In-Shelter Diagnostics - Minimize Errors and Maximize Patient Care

July 2019

This workshop reviews proper techniques and discusses common mistakes when performing in-shelter diagnostic tests. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Leadership and Communication for Veterinary Nurses

July 2019

This workshop describes leadership for nurses in the veterinary field. Explore ways to increase professional growth and get the most out of your veterinary career, including transitioning into management, how to successfully lead your team, and how to communicate effectively. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Physiology of Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Veterinary Patients

July 2019

This workshop will describe the physiology of fear, anxiety, and stress in perioperative patients. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Ringworm for LVTs: Fight the Fungus

July 2019

This workshop reviews current best practices in ringworm diagnosis, treatment and management in a shelter setting. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Sedative Pharmacology

July 2019

This workshop will define the difference between sedatives, tranquilizers, and anxiolytics; describing in detail all medications available in veterinary medicine. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Using Metrics to Care for Shelter Populations

July 2019

In this session, disease surveillance, and the assessment of the frequency of common diseases in shelters are discussed. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Veterinary Toxicology

July 2019

This seminar gives a brief introduction to veterinary toxicology in small animals and includes case studies of interest to the Shelter Medicine Audience. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More


Management Track

Beyond Spay/Neuter: Models for Expanding Access to Veterinary Care

July 2019

Join us to look inside organizations who have expanded their services to help remove barriers to care in their communities. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Cash and Counting: The Importance of Data in Grantmaking

July 2019

In this session you'll hear from two grant makers, Maddie's Fund® and the ASPCA, about the importance of data in grant evaluation and funding decisions. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Change Can Be Fun! A Simple, Proven Framework Can Help Take the Pain Out of Change

July 2019

This workshop walks viewers through a change management model based on research published in the Harvard Business Review. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Developing A Shelter Emergency Operation Plan

July 2019

This workshop discusses the importance of developing an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for your agency. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

How to Get Things Done with the NYS Legislature! The Good, the Bad & the Money!!

July 2019

Join the New York State Animal Protection Federation's Executive Director, Libby Post for the answers to these questions and more. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Making Better Use of Shelter Data

July 2019

In this workshop, we look at examples of where data can be used to help control overcrowding, maximize the use of shelter housing, monitor the effectiveness of spay/neuter programs, detect shifts in the health of incoming community animals, improve the welfare of fostered animals and target efforts to improve outcomes. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Toolkit for the Time-Starved Leader: A Practical Guide to Hiring and Retaining Engaged Employees

July 2019

This workshop provides a clear and simple path hiring the right people, setting goals and expectations and spending worthwhile one-on-one time with your staff. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Win-Win: Building Shelter & Private Veterinarian Collaborations

July 2019

This workshop helps viewers better understand and address the perspectives of shelters and private practice veterinarians. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More


Staff & Volunteer Track

Basic Principles of Managing a Large-Scale Animal Emergency or Disaster

July 2019

This workshop discusses the basic principles of incident management and why having everyone speak the same language and be under the same incident command structure saves lives. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Beyond Just Kittens: Strategic & Creative Use of Foster Care

July 2019

In this workshop, the presenter reviews the basics of maintaining an organized, proactive foster network and then delve into examples of how organizations are using foster care in thoughtful and creative ways. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Capacity for Care & Population Management

July 2019

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. Learn More

Gentle Handling: Techniques to Reduce Stress & Save Time

July 2019

Learn techniques for handling the animals in our care in a low-stress, gentle manner. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

How Are They Doing? Assessing Pain and Quality of Life in Shelter Animals

July 2019

This workshop reviews signs of pain and suffering in dogs, cats and rabbits and identifies simple techniques for assessing pain in animals. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference./ Learn More

Keep Them Happy at Home

July 2019

In this workshop Rebecca Lohnes of Lollypop Farm discusses various strategies and programs aimed at helping to address behavioral issues in the animal's original home before they are relinquished to a shelter. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Managing Intake & Reuniting Pets with Families

July 2019

In this workshop viewers learn about how the SPCA of Tompkins County manages its intake in order to create better outcomes, conduct smoother intakes and lower intake. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Personnel Satisfaction - Managing Compassion Stress (Part 1 of 2)

July 2019

Part 1 of 2. During this two-part workshop, viewers learn how to measure the negative and positive effects of working in a mission driven caring profession. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Personnel Satisfaction - Managing Compassion Stress (Part 2 of 2)

July 2019

Part 2 of 2. During this two-part workshop, viewers learn how to measure the negative and positive effects of working in a mission driven caring profession. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Ringworm: the Role of Staff and Volunteers in Fighting the Fungus

July 2019

This workshop reviews current best practices in ringworm diagnosis, treatment and management in a shelter setting. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Terrified Tigers and Other Ferocious Felines: Working with Different Cat Personalities

July 2019

In this presentation, learn about how to work with cats with different personalities and behavioral challenges. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

They Can't be Available for Adoption Until When?! Neonatal Care in the Animal Shelter

July 2019

This workshop discusses the developmental stages, care and pathway planning for neonatal kittens and puppies in the shelter. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More


Disaster Emergency Sheltering Track

2018 Year of Disasters in Review

July 2019

In this talk, Dr. Green provides key take-home lessons learned and best practices so that communities and animal welfare agencies will have more tools to enhance animal response capabilities and become more disaster resilient. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Innovations in Emergency Animal Sheltering

July 2019

In this session, the presenter discusses lessons learned and best practices from recent ASPCA emergency shelters with an emphasis on what your agency should be doing now to prepare for setting up and staffing an emergency shelter. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Local, State and Federal Animal Response Capabilities in a Disaster

July 2019

This talk discusses the major findings from three major surveys and how those results may guide local jurisdictions in determining and enhancing animal response capabilities. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Medical Issues in Emergency Sheltering

July 2019

In this workshop, Dr. Gingrich covers some of the more challenging medical issues unique to animals impacted by disaster. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More

Overview of ASPCA Field Investigations & Response and the Nuts and Bolts of Animals in Distress-Disasters

July 2019

This workshop provides a brief history of the ASPCA Field Investigations & Response Team (FIR) and discusses the history of animal rescue and how an emergency becomes a disaster. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference. Learn More