New Website for Equine Welfare Resources
The Virginia Horse Council Foundation (VHCF) has created a comprehensive website that is a source of content and education to assist, animal control officers (ACO’s), veterinarians, horse owners and equine rescues. The URL for the website is www.VaHCF.com. The VHFC has worked for the past 4 years with animal control officers, equine veterinarians and equine rescues to determine what resources were needed by these individual groups.
2021 Education Campaign: Pet Safety
Each year human illnesses are reported from people caring for and feeding pets. The Virginia Food Protection Task Force (VFPTF) is providing educational materials from the Center of Disease Control to help families remind families that pets sometimes carry germs that can make people sick.
The VFPTF is providing free copies of laminated posters and copies of the CDC coloring books to Virginia veterinarians, zoos, pet feed supply companies, Virginia Cooperative Extension and consumers to help spread the word on choosing the right pet and how to protect families from germs that cause illness.
Materials available cover topic areas such as backyard flocks and Salmonella, safety around reptiles, pet food safety and general tips for staying healthy around pets. Resources can be found: https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/publications/index.html
These materials are available only while supplies last. Those interested in materials or further information should contact Christy Brennan, Virginia Rapid Response Team Coordinator, at 804-786-1585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the following Pet Safe Handling Posters for your office or to distribute to pet owners:
Five Things to do RIGHT after Visiting Animals
Back Yard Flocks and Salmonella
Pet Class Poster, Wash Your Paws
Pet Food Safety
Pet Reptiles and Amphibians
Stay Healthy Around Pets
Support for this offer comes from a cooperative agreement awarded to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Food Safety Program by the Food and Drug Administration.
Veterinary Debt Initiative - https://vmae.org/veterinary-debt-initiative/
Veterinary Debt Initiative: https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/180815c.aspx
Virginia Academy of Food Animal Practitioners- www.vafap.com
Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians - www.valvt.org
Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine - http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/VetMed/
Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine - www.vetmed.vt.edu
Virginia Veterinary Equine Welfare Resources - https://vaep.wildapricot.org/VVEWR-Member-List
American Veterinary Medical Association - www.avma.org
Companion Animal Parasite Council - www.capcvet.org
Virginia Animal ID Program, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services- https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/animals-animal-identification.shtml
Learn how to create a Facebook page for your practice here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaerrA1UZ8U
Resources available from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine -https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/vth/
The Human-Animal Health Connection from the Delta Society. - deltasociety.org
ASPCA Poison Control Center with information about prevention, response, and where to go for more information. . - www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pro_apcc_aboutus
Northern Virginia Community College-Veterinary Technology Program - https://www.nvcc.edu/LOUDOUN/divisions/natural/vettech/index.html
Blue Ridge Community College, Veterinary Technology Program - http://www.brcc.edu/academics/programs/vettech/
Prepare and Prevent: Animal Safety Plan http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-preparedness/emergency-preparedness/plan-ahead-for-your-pet/