February CE: Animal Cruelty and the RVT's Role (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE)
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About the Event
Presented by Jace Huggins, Chief Animal Control Officer for Sacramento City.
Have you ever believed an animal being seen at your clinic might be in danger, but weren’t sure who to tell? Or notice that your clients brining in A LOT of different cats with URI symptoms, but think, at least they are providing care? Have you ever called animal control and never heard anything after that? This lecture will address mandatory reporting laws for licensee’s, California Animal Cruelty laws, as well as when and how to report suspected cruelty. Additionally we go over case studies of cases originating from Veterinary hospitals. You are probably thinking…….why in the world would RVTs need that info? As an example, I just testified yesterday in a case where a dog was dragged behind a car and then released. I good Samaritan caught the dog and took it to a local vet hospital who had it for 6 days before transferring to animal control . No photos of the images were captured initially, which ended up having an effect of the case. We like to teach the importance of capturing identifying info, what evidence may be pertinent, and how to document in a way that will prevent Animal Control from having to circle back repeatedly.
Vegetarian dinner provided by HSVMA.
Course meets the requirements for 1.0 total hours of statutorily approved continuing education credit.
- 2020 Member$0$00$0
- Non-SVVTA 2020 Member$20$200$0