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2019 HSVMA Animal Welfare Symposium
Saturday, October 05, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Events



Saturday, October 5, 2019

Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI

Sponsored by Kislak Family Foundation 

Animal welfare has become a hot topic in veterinary medicine, and many veterinarians and students are expressing interest in learning more about this emerging field.

The fourth annual HSVMA Animal Welfare Symposium will bring together future veterinary professionals for a shared goal: to improve the lives of all animals. Not only will participants gain a better understanding of the many issues that animals face in our society and how the profession can help, the symposium will also serve as a place to share ideas, knowledge, and practical skills.

This year’s conference will feature important and timely animal welfare issues including animal cruelty reporting and forensics, equine welfare and behavior, shelter medicine, caring for pets of the indigent, and exotic companion mammals.

$ student travel stipends are available now in limited number!  Please email [email protected] for more information.

A complimentary lunch will be provided, as well as a light breakfast and snacks.

Registration is FREE and open to veterinary students as well as veterinary professionals!

Continuing Education Credits Available:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is an approved New York State continuing education sponsor. The HSVMA Animal Welfare Symposium will offer a maximum of 6 hours of continuing education credit to veterinarians and veterinary technicians attending this conference.  Please verify your attendance at the conference by signing in at the registration desk when you pick up your badge and conference materials.  You must sign the list to get CE credit!  Your CE certificate will be emailed to you after the symposium.

Discounted hotel rooms at the X in Lansing are available for attendees!  You must call the hotel directly at 1- and mention the group rate for HSVMA to reserve the discounted room rate of $/night (plus % tax).  The hotel is located at X, Lansing, MI  .  The number of discounted rooms available is limited so reserve now!

 We are offering a limited number of $ student travel stipends. Please email [email protected] for more information.


The HSVMA Animal Welfare Symposium is co-presented by the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.






Date & Time:

Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Michigan State University 
College of Veterinary Medicine
G Building
Rooms G150 and A213
East Lansing, MI  48824

Registration fee:

Free for all attendees!


Global Dog Populations and Their Management
Presented by Andrew Rowan, PhD

Controversies in Wildlife Research
Presented by Jon Geller, DVM, DABVP

Animal Cruelty: The Veterinarian's Role in Animal Cruelty Investigations
Presented by Holly Cheever, DVM

Humane Community Cat Management Through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
Presented by Eileen Jefferson, DVM and Brian Shapiro

Street Medicine: Caring for Pets of the Indigent
Presented by Jon Geller, DVM, DABVP

Access to Veterinary Care: A National Animal Welfare Crisis 
Presented by Susan Krebsbach, DVM


This year's symposium is generously sponsored by:

the Kislak Family Foundation.




Contact: Heather Schrader at [email protected]