Video Length: 40:10
The advancement of shelter medicine has been critical to increased lifesaving in shelters. This session will help veterinarians understand how they can leverage their scientific training and problem-solving skills to make an even bigger impact for the animals and people we serve. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.
Dr. Broaddus is a 2004 graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. After a couple of years in private practice, Dr. Broaddus began working as the first full-time staff veterinarian at the Austin Humane Society. As the Chief Veterinarian for AHS, Dr. Broaddus supervises the medical care for over 11,000 animals each year and helped found the AHS Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Program that has since served over 65,000 cats.
She has had the pleasure of building partnerships with many local veterinary practices that provide free or discounted services to Austin Humane Society animals, totaling over $65,000 in free veterinary care each year. Dr. Broaddus previously served 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, is heavily involved with the Shelter and Disaster Preparedness committees of the TVMA, and is a member of the AVMA and AAWA.
Dr. Broaddus became a CAWA in 2017 and became AHS' first Chief Operations Officer the same year. Dr. Broaddus is the co-coordinator for the Shelter Medicine elective class at Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine. She shares her home with her husband, 3 kids, and their old Labrador.