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Webcast: Using Care Pathways to Manage Your Shelter Behavior Program

  • 1.  Webcast: Using Care Pathways to Manage Your Shelter Behavior Program

    Posted 07-28-2022 02:40 PM

    Care Pathways are standardized plans for animals that have the same type of condition. They allow for individualized support while ensuring efficient, effective care for animals with that condition. They're commonly used for improving animals' paths through the shelter system, as well as managing medical conditions. During this presentation, we'll talk about care pathways regarding behavior and how we can utilize them to improve our shelter behavior programs.

    Join Maddie's Fund Director of Outreach and Research, Dr. Sheila Segurson and use this webinar in conjunction with her course on Maddie's University, Care Pathways: Guiding Animals Through the Shelter.

    After watching the webcast, visit us right here on Maddie's Pet Forum to continue the discussion, ask questions and exchange ideas.

    Watch the webcast here

    This program was recorded on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. 

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association

    About the presenter

    Dr. Segurson with her son and beloved German Shepherd

    @Sheila Segurson (she/her) DVM, DACVB, Director of Outreach and Research, Maddie's Fund

     As Director of Outreach and Research for Maddie's Fund®, Dr. Segurson's goal is to develop and support research that increases pet adoptions from rescue groups and shelters and improves pet well-being. She relies upon her background working in and with animal shelters, pet foster care programs, and veterinary medicine to lead Maddie's Fund research efforts.

    After graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Segurson worked as a general practice/emergency/shelter veterinarian at pet hospitals in California. Then, in 2005, Sheila graduated from Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis, becoming the first in the nation to complete a three-year, post-graduate behavior specialty training program with an emphasis on shelter animals and shelter behavior programs. She worked for several pet welfare organizations, including UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, The Sacramento SPCA, and the Animal Rescue League of Boston, where she developed and implemented enrichment/behavior modification programs.

    Dr. Segurson is proud to be a fifth generation San Franciscan. She first became involved with animal sheltering in 1987 by volunteering for the San Francisco SPCA's behavior department. Her experiences at the SPCA and with her American Pit Bull Terrier, Diamond, solidified her interest in animal behavior and shaped her career. She currently lives with her family and dogs in the San Francisco East Bay Area.


    alison gibson

  • 2.  RE: Webcast: Using Care Pathways to Manage Your Shelter Behavior Program

    Posted 09-01-2022 03:01 PM
    Hi everyone,

    Is anyone already using a care pathway system at your organization? I'd love to hear about it.


    Sheila Segurson, DVM
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
    Director of Outreach and Research
    Maddie's Fund