2017-2018 Events

UPCOMING:

Chicago Animal Shelter Tours
November 4, 2017 | 10am – 3pm

We will be touring Chicago Animal Care and Control and most likely either PAWS, Anti Cruelty, or Treehouse’s brand new shelter clinic and public low cost clinic. The time is subject to change so please make sure to check your emails for any updates/changes!

Pizza Party
TBD date and time – stay tuned!

We will be stuffing goodie bags (generously donated by Nestle Purina) for junior surgery adopters, to give out with any pets adopted during the 2017-2018 school year. Pizza will be provided for those who volunteer!

Shelter Med Documentary Screening “A Southern Fix”
TBD date and time – stay tuned!

Join us for a screening of the new documentary “A Southern Fix,” an unflinching documentary to find solutions to pet overpopulation and the subsequent killing of shelter animals. Snacks provided. All are welcome! View the trailer here: 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/asouthernfix


PAST EVENTS: 

Dr. Fischer – Shelter Emergency Preparedness
October 16, 2017 | 12:00 – 12:50 PM | BSB 2258

In the wake of the recent natural disasters and organizations mobilizing in order to help the animals affected by these disasters, Dr. Amy Fischer, a Teaching Associate and Extension Specialist with the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, will be speaking about how shelters prepare for these types of emergencies.

HSVMA RAVS – Volunteer Trips Info Meeting
October 9, 2017 | 12:00 – 12:50 PM | BSB 2258

We will be having a panel of vet students come in to talk about their experience volunteering at Native American reservations around the country through HSVMA Rural Animal Veterinary Services (RAVS). RAVS trips provide students with a lot of invaluable hands-on veterinary experience, building up their confidence in performing physical exams, monitoring anesthesia, and even spaying/neutering. Snacks will be provided, but please bring a lunch!

Shelter Med Cases with Dr. Elaine Jordan
October 6, 2017 | 12:00 – 12:50 PM | LAC 100

Dr. Elaine Jordan, a veterinarian from the San Diego Humane Society, will be Skyping in with us go over some of the more complex shelter medicine cases she’s managed. San Diego Humane Society takes in over 45,000 dogs, cats, horses, and exotic pocket pets annually. They have a wildlife clinic that accepts an additional 10,000 animals annually and three low cost spay-and-neuter clinics. They often manage long-term illnesses like diabetes, hyp(er/o)thyroidism, ringworm, etc., and injuries like hit-by-car and abuse.

Bake Sale: The Sato Project
October 5, 2017 | 12:00 – 12:50 PM| Outside of LAC 100 and Einstein’s Cafe

Our second bake sale of the year will be benefiting The Sato Project. Please stop by and consider making a donation of any amount and get some delicious baked goods in return! All proceeds will go towards helping the many animals in need of medical care after Hurricane Maria.

VetCorder: Portable ECG Monitoring
September 29, 2017 | 12:00  – 12:50 PM | LAC 100

VetCorder will be coming to speak to us about their new portable ECG design (which is currently being used on the shelter medicine mobile unit) and will be bringing some of the devices for us to try out as well! A non-pizza lunch will be sponsored by VetCorder.

Bake Sale: Austin Pets Alive!
September 11, 2017 | 12:00 – 12:50 PM| Outside of LAC 100 and Einstein’s Cafe

We will be having a bake sale benefiting Austin Pets Alive! Please stop by and consider making a donation of any amount and get some delicious baked goods in return! All proceeds will go towards helping the many animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Champaign County Humane Society (CCHS) Tour
September 9, 2017 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Join us on a tour at CCHS with Dr. Gilbert to get a behind-the-scenes look at the clinic and adoptable animals as well as learn about volunteer opportunities!

Shelter Medicine Club Introductory Meeting
September 8, 2017 | 12:00  – 12:50 PM | BSB 2258

Join us for our introductory meeting and learn about all the exciting events we have planned for this year including wetlabs, shelter tours, and volunteer opportunities! Pizza will be provided so come hungry! Club dues this year is $15, and it would be $6 for 4th year students.