Feeling Overwhelmed with Making Outcome Decisions? We can help! - Fast Track for Spring 2023 Shelter Summit
Spring 2023 Shelter Summit
Fast Track #5 - Feeling Overwhelmed with Making Outcome Decisions? We can help!
Shelter teams are faced daily with high-stakes outcome decisions made harder by an increasingly complex and strained system. We’ll discuss some of the issues at play and help you to develop tools to remove bottlenecks to outcomes and overcome the toughest decision-making dilemmas, from adoption to euthanasia, with transparency and compassion.
Lead Coach: Chumkee Aziz, DVM, Outreach Veterinarian, at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Co-Coach: Cindi Delany, DVM, Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge Director of Online Learning at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Fast Track Live Meetings Schedule:
Wednesdays (and on-demand after)
- March 29th, 12 PM Pac
- April 19th, 12 PM Pac
- May 3rd, 12 PM Pac
- May 17th, 12 PM Pac
Optional Office Hours Schedule:
Tuesdays (and some on-demand after)
- April 11th, 10 AM Pac
- April 25th, 10 AM Pac
- May 9th, 10 AM Pac
- May 23rd, 10 AM Pac
About Fast Tracks from Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Learniverse:
Ready to make change happen? Choose one or more of the five eight-week Fast Tracks and start doing—with support! Sprint from idea to implementation and ongoing improvement by connecting with coaches and fellow participants along the way.
Join a Fast Track to get guidance from your coach in four one-hour live Zoom meetings over the weeks of 3/27, 4/17, 5/1, and 5/15, and pop in for optional office hours during off-weeks.
Fast Track participation is open to everyone, no application required. Just click on the name of the Fast Track you are interested in below and you’ll get access to all of the meetings in that track.
Attendance at any of the meetings or office hours is optional to make it easy for you to attend what you can. Live meetings will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after each meeting ends.
Use the "Register" button below to get your own meeting log-in link for each meeting and to add the meetings to your calendar.
Information on CE (Continuing Education Credits)
Each 1/2 hour session of the Spring 2023 Shelter Summit has been approved for 0.5 hours of continuing education credits through Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA). Each session of this Summit when viewed on demand here on Maddie's University has been approved for 0.5 hours of continuing education credit until March 27th, 2025 in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Upon viewing each session and passing the session's short quiz, you can download your RACE CE certificate and upload it to https://CEBroker.com. This is the broker used by the AAVSB to track your continuing education credits.
Fast Track meeting live attendance and on-demand viewing have been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing education credits through Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA). RACE approval is pending for Fast Tracks but is anticipated to be available as 4.0 units for attendance of all 4 live meetings (links to claim CE will be shared with participants at the end of the series once approved by RACE). On-demand session viewing is available through RACE after completion of a short quiz on each live meeting, valid through 4/4/2025.
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Mehnaz (Chumkee) Aziz, DVM,
Koret Shelter Medicine Program, UC Davis
Chumkee obtained her DVM degree at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She then completed an internship at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in NYC in 2013, which included experience in anti-cruelty work and shelter medicine. Chumkee was a resident at the KSMP from 2013-2016. She headed the Northern Tier Shelter Initiative and served as Senior Director of Shelter Medicine Services at the ASPCA before returning to the KSMP in January, 2022 as an outreach veterinarian.Her current interests include the role of community collaboration in mitigating pet homelessness, proactive shelter population management, and infectious disease prevention in shelters.
Cynthia Delany, DVM, KPA-CTP, FFCP
Director of Online Learning Maddie's Million Pet Challenge
Koret Shelter Medicine Program, UC Davis
With an undergraduate degree in Business/Economics from UCLA and a DVM from UC Davis, Dr. Cindi Delany became the first ever Shelter Veterinarian at Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation in California under the newly created UC Davis Shelter Medicine Program in 2001.Dr. Delany’s focus in KSMP animal shelter consultations and industry speaking is on programs targeted to improve animal outcomes, provide environmental enrichment for shelter animals, explore shelter animal behavior and training, improve shelter data collection and analysis, and maximize operational efficiencies in a limited resource environment. She currently serves as the Master of the Learniverse, the online learning platform for Maddie's Million Pet Challenge.
Veterinary Social Worker Oregon Humane Society
Oregon Humane Society
Kelly Bremken is the Veterinary Social Worker with Oregon Humane Society. Kelly has a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a certification in Veterinary Social Work (VSW). This program trains MSSW students in the four areas of Veterinary Social Work. Those areas are Compassion Fatigue & Conflict Management, the Link Between Human & Animal Violence, Animal Assisted Interventions, and Animal-Related Grief & Bereavement.
At Oregon Humane Society, Kelly is on the forefront of utilizing social work practice to attend to the human needs that arise at the intersection of veterinary medicine & animal welfare, and social work practice. She serves as Oregon Humane Society’s first veterinary social worker and is paving the way in the field for greater workplace wellbeing and community partnership.