Webcast: Practical Calicivirus: All You Need to Know from Diagnosis to Adoption

When:  Apr 17, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals

Practical Calicivirus: All You Need to Know from Diagnosis to Adoption

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 12n Pacific/ 3pm Eastern for a webinar with @Monica Tarant of Cincinnati Animal CARE and @Jordana Moerbe of Austin Pets Alive!

Feline calicivirus is a contagious, often severe virus in cats that can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to treat. However, standardized protocols help treat these cats efficiently, reduce transmission within the shelter, and get cats moving toward live outcomes. This webcast will cover diagnosing calicivirus without the use of expensive testing; treating the virus and caring for sick cats in the shelter; and clearing and adopting the cats after illness.

Learning Objectives:

●      Attendees will learn how to diagnose calicivirus without expensive testing.

●      Attendees will take away best practice treatment protocols.

●      Attendees will understand how, and when, to clear cats and move them along toward their outcome.

After the webcast, join us on Maddie's Pet Forum to continue the discussion and exchange ideas: https://maddies.fund/ForumWebcastCalicivirus

This webinar will be recorded and 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. It has also been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.


Monica Tarant, Chief Innovation Officer, Cincinnati Animal CARE and The Give Them Ten Movement

@Monica Tarant is the Chief Innovation Officer: Feline Lifesaving at Cincinnati Animal CARE with The Give Them Ten movement and is helping organizations create the most humane city in the country for cats. 

A decade before anyone had heard of such a thing, she cut her teeth founding a trap-neuter-return organization in rural Illinois and pioneered one of the nation's first, and largest, working cat programs. In 2012, she joined Austin Pets Alive! where she led her team to an 88 percent growth in cat adoptions and helped Austin achieve a citywide 98 percent live release rate for cats. Monica then spent years as an instructor for the Maddie’s Fund Lifesaving Academy teaching shelters best practices and innovative lifesaving programs, advancing research in feline retroviruses, and progressing public policy as a City of Austin Animal Advisory Commissioner. 

Monica is a frequent speaker and advisor on innovative ways to save every cat, including cats with feline leukemia, community cats, and shelter cats in need of medical care.

Jordana Moerbe, Medical Care Director, Austin Pets Alive!

Jordana brings over 15 years of experience in the animal welfare field and is one of the founding staff members of Austin Pets Alive!. Her work there created the Medical Triage and Wellness Clinic which is now the largest foster-centric medical clinic in the country and sees upwards of 7,500 medical cases each year. In 2017, her national work began in shelter clinic management, disease management, and outbreak response. Jordana worked with shelters and rescues nationwide to improve medical practices, live outcomes, and shelter efficiencies through innovative ideas and programming. She also served as the American Pets Alive Maddie's Medical Program Instructor, creating in-person training courses as well as online coursework.

Jordana's passion continues to be shelter clinic management, outside-the-box thinking to industry problems, and helping people acquire realistic methods and tools to accomplish the job. She is a national conference speaker on these topics. Jordana resides just outside Austin with her husband, daughter, dogs, cats, and many farm animals.

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When:  Apr 17, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals


Online Instructions:
Url: http://maddies.fund/webcastsCalicivirusRegister
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