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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

VCS 89300 - Shelter Animal Medicine

Credit Hours: 1.00. The Shelter Animal medicine course will be offered to second and third year veterinary students. The course will cover topics essential to understanding the complexity of population medicine in a shelter environment and related welfare issues. Topics to be covered include animal shelter models (no-kill/adoption guarantee, tradition, etc.), population medicine and disease control as it relates to the environment and the animals, critical care in a shelter environment, foster care, neonatal care of shelter animals, population statistics, animal behavior and relinquishment issues, abuse and cruelty, legal and ethical issues, euthanasia, and developing and implementing animal disaster plans. Typically offered Spring Summer.