Accessible Veterinary Care: Service Learning Programs to Help Animals & People

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Civic engagement is an important part of education and community partnerships are essential to reach community members in an ethical and respectful way. Veterinary teaching programs are one way to generate support for veterinary outreach.

Considering how accessible veterinary care programs can fit together with educational programs and other partners to address social injustice is an important consideration for animal welfare organizations.

This talk discusses the Tufts at Tech program and other aspects of Tufts Community Medicine that bring students from multiple training programs together to help community members access veterinary care and other services for pets. The presentation was recorded at the 2018 ASPCA-Maddie's Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

Presenter: Emily McCobb DVM

Keywords: Establish a Lifesaving Foundation, Organizational Management, leadership, organizational management, veterinary services, vets on staff, collaboration with veterinarians, access to care, human animal support services

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