Date(s) - June 6, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
At this unique training workshop, attendees will learn about basic equine body language characteristics, how to perform physical examinations on horses and other livestock, body scoring techniques/guidelines, general equine and livestock husbandry/care and handling skills.
This workshop will combine lecture and presentation materials along with hands-on work with the horses and other animals currently being housed at the WHS farm facility. Attendees will be working with animals both inside and outside. This workshop will be beneficial for animal control officers and animal care and animal welfare staff who work with/care for horses and other livestock and barnyard animals.
Cost: $10 per person for Washington Federation of Animal Care & Control Members ~ $25 per person for non members. Snacks and drinks provided
SPACE IS LIMITED AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Instructor: Dr. Holly Smith, DVM ~ Kulshan Veterinary Hospital
NOTE: Attendees should be prepared to work in all types of weather. Long pants and closed toed shoes will be required to work directly with the animals at the facility. Dress in layers highly recommended – and expect to get dirty. Dr. Holly Smith began her veterinary career as a prosecuting attorney. For 15 years, her job was to prosecute individuals who had broken the law; however, her dream of becoming a veterinarian was never far from her mind. As a result, she left law and returned to school to follow her true calling. After graduating from vet school, she worked for two years as an intern first at Mississippi State University then in Oklahoma, specializing in equine medicine and surgery. After her internship, she joined a mixed animal practice in Ontario, where she refined her large animal skills and enjoyed Canadian living for over 7 years. Although Dr. Smith has focused on equine medicine, lameness, and dentistry, she enjoys all aspects of large animal medicine. She especially enjoys bovine and small ruminant medicine and surgery. She is currently a member of the large animal veterinary team at Kulshan Veterinary Hospital in Lynden, WA.
Attendees are welcome to stay after this workshop for time to meet and greet with fellow attendees and spend additional time working with the animals. Refreshments will be available. The Whatcom Humane Society Farm Facility is located in Everson, WA (approximately 20 miles northeast of Bellingham, WA). Address and driving instructions will be e-mailed to all attendees after registration.