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Dr. Emily McCobb and Lauren Carvalho, V18 examing a dog named Teddy

Presented by
Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Many animal welfare organizations have turned in recent years to providing care at the community level. The motivation for these programs is the belief that if we can address the health and welfare needs of pets who have loving homes we may help prevent one potential cause of a break in the human animal bond: unaffordable medical expenses. Studies show that the inability to afford veterinary care is one reason that pet owners might be forced to give up their animals, but that many pet owners would be able to keep their pets if lower costs programs were available. Yet these programs are not without controversy and challenges. Whether you are a veterinarian concerned about the standard of care or represent an animal welfare organization considering expanding your mission, you are likely to have many questions about accessible care programs and how they work. Come and hear from experts in the field about their programs and the communities they serve.
View recorded panel discussion here:

• Dr. Greg Wolfus, Tufts at Tech
• Dr. Carolyn Brown, ASPCA Community Medicine
• Amanda Arrington, Pets for Life, Humane Society of the United States
• Lori Hensley, Beyond Fences
• Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA, Clinical Associate Professor, Director for Tufts Shelter Medicine Program, and Assistant Director for CAPP

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