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When Emergency Situations Call for Difficult Decisions: AVMA's Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals

Join us on Monday, March 25, for a free, one-hour webinar that previews the release of the first edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals. Dr. Steven Leary, chair of the AVMA's Panels on Euthanasia, Humane Slaughter, and Depopulation, will provide an overview of this new guidance document and discuss why, during times of crisis or major catastrophe, depopulation of affected animals may sometimes be the most ethical and compassionate action to take. You will learn about:

  • The difficult situations in which a depopulation decision may need to be made
  • How depopulation differs from euthanasia and humane slaughter
  • Why the AVMA's depopulation guidelines contain important information for veterinary professionals to have, whether caring for companion, agricultural, laboratory, zoo, or wild animals
  • How depopulation balances protection of animal welfare with the need for rapid response and prevention of further devastation

This webinar offers 1 hour of CE credit. Space is limited; reserve your seat today.

TITLE: When Emergency Situations Call for Difficult Decisions: AVMA's Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals

DATE: Monday, March 25

TIME: 6:00pm Central Time

CE Credit: 1 hour

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About the presenter
Dr. Steven Leary is chief medical officer at Fidelis Pharmaceuticals. He received his DVM from Iowa State University and postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine and comparative pathology from Johns Hopkins University. During 40 years of experience Dr. Leary has held many leadership roles, including director of the animal resources program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, assistant vice chancellor for veterinary affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, member of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), president of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and chair of the AVMA's Animal Welfare Committee and Panels on Euthanasia, Humane Slaughter and Depopulation. He is past recipient of the ISU Stange Award, Charles River Prize, and AALAS Griffin and Nathan R. Brewer awards.