Department Updates:

Postponed events

One Hour Animal Welfare Webinar

Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
CE: one hour
Webinar: This event is only available via live webinar.  If you have never attended an Adobe Connect webinar test your connection.  The webinar is only available live, and it will not be recorded.
Register: online

Dr. Robin Chadwin's Lecture Information:

Behavioral Welfare in Practice: How Clinicians Can Improve the Welfare of Patients in Private Practice and in Shelters.

Animal welfare in an increasingly important topic addressed in journals and academia.  But how can a clinician apply this concept in everyday practice?  In this lecture, Dr. Chadwin will discuss the theory of animal welfare and how it can be applied to clinical situations, with a focus on identifying, preventing, and treating common welfare concerns from a behavioral stance.  Specific situations that will be addressed include: low stress handling of dogs and cats, housing and husbandry, environmental enrichment, and puppy and kitten socialization.  Dr. Chadwin will also present her study, “Effect of a synthetic feline facial pheromone (Feliway) on stress scores and upper respiratory tract infection rate in shelter cats,” as an example of how animal welfare research can be conducted in a clinical environment.  Learn how you can make yourself a valuable employee by utilizing your expertise in daily patient interactions!

Dr. Robin Chadwin graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship in shelter medicine at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado. Upon completion of her internship, Dr. Chadwin practiced as a staff shelter veterinarian at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA in San Diego, CA. She returned to UC Davis to obtain her MPVM, during which time she conducted research on the use of pheromones to decrease stress and upper respiratory tract disease in shelter cats. Her professional interests include shelter and behavior medicine, international animal welfare, infectious disease epidemiology, and disaster preparedness and relief.

photo of Dr. Robin Chadwin