October 2018 by Cynthia Delany, DVM, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program; Supervising Shelter Veterinarian - Yolo County Animal Services; Executive Director - California Animal Shelter Friends, Inc.

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

Video Length: 54:53

You probably want to save as many lives as possible, given the resources you have available, but don't want to sacrifice welfare. This talk discuss how you can save more animals while emphasizing welfare (both for the animals, yourself and your staff) by following best practices.

Dr. Delaney covers practical tips and "easy wins" to help improve the welfare of the animals in your care, while also making sure shelter flow-through (think "get them in, get them out") is as efficient as possible to maximize your impact without overwhelming your facility. This presentation was given at the Maddie's® Pet Project "Saving Nevada's Pets" conference and made possible by the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation and supported by Maddie's Fund®.

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About Cynthia Delany

Dr. Delany has worked as an animal shelter veterinarian and an emergency veterinarian (and Chief of Staff) since completing her veterinary degree at UC Davis in 2000. She lectures internationally on animal shelter medicine, behavior/training/enrichment and emergency medicine in the shelter setting.

She is also a published author on emergency medicine and emergency procedures in shelter and field settings and has completed her Fear Free Certification training and advocates utilization of stress- and anxiety-reducing handling and treatment techniques of animals in shelter, veterinary and real-world settings.

When not focusing on saving lives, Dr. Delany enjoys training and competing with her dogs, 2 border collies and a miniature poodle puppy, in the sport of dog agility (rescued dogs of course!).