Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences hosted “Partners in Progress” a complimentary seminar for the center’s shelter medicine partners. About 15 animal shelter employees from across the state attended the program designed to help shelters learn more about best practices for facility management and handling animals.
Participants heard from three different veterinarians about infectious disease control, ringworm, and handling and transporting animals.
Dr. LeMac Morris talked about how common diseases are transmitted, how to minimize the spread of disease, and prevention of disease outbreaks. Morris is an OSU DVM graduate (1980) and shelter medicine program consultant. He has a Master’s degree in public health and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Kim Carter presented “Less Stress Animal Handling and Transport” which gave attendees tips and procedures to follow for safe and stress-free transport of shelter animals. Carter is a clinical assistant professor at the center and section chief of shelter medicine and junior surgery techniques at the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital.
Dr. Katrina Meinkoth talked about ringworm in relation to animal shelters, cats, and people. She focused on what ringworm is, what it does, its potential to be transmitted to people, and how best to control ringworm and treat it. Meinkoth is an assistant professor of shelter medicine and junior surgery at the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital.
The Partners in Progress half-day seminar was sponsored by OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ shelter medicine program. For more information on the shelter medicine program, visit https://cvhs.okstate.edu/veterinary-medical-hospital/shelter-surgery.html.
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