Preserving the Bond and Preventing Cruelty: The Veterinarian’s Role

Preserving the Bond and Preventing Cruelty: The Veterinarian’s Role
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Module 1
Recorded on: 2021-01-21
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Preserving the Bond and Preventing Cruelty

When a low-income client presents a severely neglected animal to a veterinarian for treatment, the doctor faces a difficult conundrum: is it their duty to protect the animal from continued neglect, or is it their duty to help the person who may be struggling financially to care for their animal? In states where veterinary reporting of animal cruelty is mandatory, the stress this ethical dilemma can put on a veterinarian is significant. Throughout this webinar, the presenters will discuss the veterinarian’s role in both preserving the human-animal bond and addressing animal cruelty resulting from poverty.

 

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Audience Comments

  • “This was a great and sometimes poignant webinar! I really enjoyed the cross-discipline approach.” — Rebecca
  • “The reality of underserved community need for affordable and caring veterinary medical services; great presentation by articulate and informative speakers.” — David
  • “The most valuable thing I learned was that there are better ways to help rather than further hurt well-meaning but down and out pet owners. This was very uplifting and hopeful. Thanks!” — Suzanne
  • “Great articulation of the community approach to addressing poverty-related neglect. Thanks!” — Leigh Anne

 

** This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care and Control Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Current NACA Members who attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo.
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