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College of Veterinary Medicine to host annual Shelter Medicine Symposium Jan. 22

The ninth annual Shelter Medicine Symposium will be held Jan. 22 at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by the student chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, the symposium is focused on the best management and medicine practices for local and regional animal shelters. Veterinary professionals and others who work in animal control facilities and humane societies, or with animal rescue groups in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are encouraged to attend.

Scheduled conference speakers include Dr. Frane Banovic, an assistant professor of dermatology at the veterinary medicine college; Dr. Joanna Davis, the emergency coordinator for USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in Florida and Georgia, who is also an adjunct assistant professor of infectious diseases at UGA’s veterinary medicine college; Jo Smith, an associate professor of small animal internal medicine at the UGA veterinary medicine college; Jessica Rook, co-founder of Animal Law Source, which focuses on legal issues involving animals in Georgia; Susan Bufano, president of Speak for Animals; Dr. Jaime Kline from Hills Pet Nutrition; and Morgan Floyd and Jason Smith from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.