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Maddie’s Pet Forum was developed to increase collaboration in the animal welfare industry and support pet caregivers all in the name of lifesaving. Shelter and rescue organi...

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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
February 20, 2019 at 07:01 AM

Question of the Week #35 - Access to Veterinary Care

Our question of the week comes from upcoming webcast speakers @Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, FNAP and @Dr. Susan Krebsbach.

Do you feel that lack of access to veterinary care is a major contributor to pets being surrendered to animal shelters?


Let us know your thoughts below and be sure to RSVP for Thursday's webcast with Dr. Michael Blackwell and ...See More

  • mvalenta  

    We are fortunate to have a nonprofit that takes on cases like this. They are a resource for families who ...
  • Denise Deisler  

    While I believe it is a contributor I would not, based on our data, call it a major contributor. Because ...
Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
February 15, 2019 at 01:37 PM

Meet Founding Member Teresa Ramey

Teresa Ramey @Zooramey
Registered Veterinary Technician
Maddie's Fund

Tell us about you and your history in animal welfare

TR: I am a Registered Veterinary Technician, and I am very fortunate to be able to work with Maddie’s Fund for the past 4 years. Prior to Maddie’s Fund, I worked with the East Bay SPCA for about 10 years, as well ...See More

  • Kim at Maddie's   Maddie's Fund Staff

    Teresa, I love the answer you gave for what you're most proud of. The human side of shelter medicine is ...

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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
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