...It was interesting to learn the difference between shelter veterinary medicine versus what happens in private practice, especially since in shelters the focus is on the herd while in private practice the focus is on each individual animal.
...The practice I currently work at is highly involved with the care of animals at our local Humane Society. I feel this is a course our entire staff should at least consider taking.
...Novel and up-to-date information regarding disease threats within the shelter setting.
...I work for an SPCA. I appreciated the clarification of what is an SPCA, a rescue, and an animal control facility.
...I didn't get much shelter medicine education when I was in school so a lot of the information was interesting. I feel that if I ever did go into shelter medicine, this would be a good resource to re-visit.
...understanding why there are different vaccination protocols at shelters rather than in private practice.
...the additional resources available were most helpful. As a practitioner about to start shelter work it was nice to have a list of other resources for my questions outside the scope of this lecture.
...I found all of the content relevant and interesting and particularly found the delivery worked much better than most online courses. I found the short checks intermittently helpful and that the subjects were well talked around, not simply providing facts and figures. Overall an excellent short course that has peaked my interest in shelter medicine.
...The content was displayed in a clear and effective manner that helped with retention. I especially enjoyed how it cleared some common misconceptions about shelters.
...I liked some of the statistics provided for animal overpopulation rates and the five freedoms and all the tough decisions shelters are faced with every time an animal is there for intake. Also, the diseases and the vaccine schedules for shelter animals were useful.
...I work in a large scale animal shelter and I found this course to be very informative and make me rethink about all of our facilities protocols.
...Very knowledgeable information provided about the adoption protocol, the adoption policies, and the importance of Veterinary health evaluations upon the adoption. Great course!