Reporting Animal Cruelty: the Role of the Veterinarian
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When: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
3:00 pm ET
Where: Webinar

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Veterinarians and sheltering professionals are often the first contact for an animal who may have been abused or neglected.  However, many of these animal welfare professionals do not have the resources to identify the signs of abuse and/or neglect, the knowledge of where to report it, nor an understanding of the cruelty laws in their state.  After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the states where veterinarians are mandated to report animal cruelty/abuse
  • Understand the link between violence against animals and humans
  • Classify abuse
  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities animal welfare professionals have regarding cruelty
  • Know where to report cruelty

Discover a resource for veterinarians which was a collaboration between Animal Folks (MN), ARL (MA), and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Find out how they collaborated and get ideas for how you can create a similar resource for your state.

This webinar will benefit veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal advocates, and shelter/ rescue staff – especially leadership.

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.


- Members of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement who are vets or vet students may receive a free 1-year membership with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV).
- Members of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians may receive a free 1-year membership with The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

     >> Membership instructions will be sent after you attend your first webinar in full.



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