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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
at 12 PM – 1 PM

Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series
Presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with Tufts Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (SCASV)

Speaker: Margaret R. Slater, DVM, PhD
Senior Director of Veterinary Epidemiology, Research & Development, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
See her biography here

There are many circumstances that can cause pets to lose their homes. We’ve learned that many pet owners in underserved locations are strongly bonded with their pets and would choose to keep their pet if they could get the short term help they need. We’ll talk about some research nationally, in Los Angeles and in New York City that looks at why people rehome their pets and what can help people retain their beloved pet in the home.

View recorded seminar here:

Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund


Dr. Margaret Slater is pictured here with current MAPP students and MAPP alumni who attended the lecture.  Also of note, the shirt Dr. Slater is wearing is in honor of the ASPCA celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.





About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals.
Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships. Click here for more information

About Tufts Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians  (SCASV)
The mission of the Tufts Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians is to advance the practice of shelter medicine and to further veterinary education and research as it relates to animals’ health in shelters. We sponsor lectures with guest speakers and organize hands-on wet labs to educate future veterinarians about the practice of shelter medicine. Some of the topics discussed include: the role of animal control, humane organizations, and veterinarians in shelter medicine; the prevention, management, and control of infectious disease and trauma in the shelter setting; behavioral evaluation, management, training, and rehab; pet sterilization methods; and animal cruelty recognition and reporting. SCASV aims to support local shelters or other related programs designed to help homeless animals. We are also committed to encouraging and assisting students to participate in externships and selectives with practicing shelter veterinarians. Contact for more information