Monday, March 26, 2012

Whole Cat Annual Workshop - Tufts and MAC - March 25, 2012

From my files February 25, 2012 that I didn't post at the time. Among other things, feral or freeroaming or community cat news, events and resources are finally much more publicized in recent years. Since 2001 I have assessed periodically and although being comprehensive as needed, have tried to fill in gaps by providing info that is not already "out there!"

The Whole Cat Workshop
Co-presented with the Massachusetts Animal Coalition
The Whole Cat Workshop is scheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2012 on the Cummings School campus. Emily McCobb (DVM, MS, DACVA), director of the Tufts Shelter Medicine Program, will be the course director. This conference is 6 hours of Continuing Education credit for the Veterinary Medicine track.


Veterinary Medicine Track: Helping Cats and Helping Your Practice

Free Roaming Cats, Rabies and the Law - Lorraine O'Connor, MDAR (DVM)

Infectious Disease Concerns with Free Roaming Cats: Things to Consider When Stray Cats Become Pets - Jessica Markovich (DVM)

Anesthesia, Analgesia and Safe Monitoring for High Volume Cat Clinics - Emily McCobb (DVM, MS, DACVA)

High Volume Surgical Techniques - Sara White, Spay ASAP Inc., (DVM)

How to Make Reduced Cost Spay/Neuter Work Financially - Sara White, Spay ASAP Inc., (DVM)

Trapping Workshop (Optional) - Laura Heffernan, Lowell TNR Project

PetFinder Community Cat Track

The Role of TNR in Community Cat Programs - Bryan Kortis, PetSmart Charities

Research Highlights from the ASPCA, Feral versus Friendly and Population Modeling - Margaret Slater, ASPCA (DVM)

TNR Programs Nationwide: Problems and Solutions - Katie Lisnik, HSUS

Successful Community TNR Efforts in Massachusetts - Panel and Moderated Discussion
Kit Lilly, Charles River Alley Cats
Laura Heffernan, Lowell TNR Project
Jeff Stephens, Fitchburg Board of Health
Elizabeth Evans, Spay Worcester
Trapping Workshop (Optional) Laura Heffernan, Lowell TNR Project

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Previous AnimalResources posts about the annual Whole Cat Workshop:

Feral Cats in the News ~ the Feral Cat Blog > January 2004 [scroll down]

Cat and TNR Events etc > March 2008