Join us on Tuesday, May 21, as we explore the world of veterinary forensics. We’ll be right here in our Education Hall at the shelter, and the talk begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. Whether you work with animals as an employee or volunteer, or you’re passionate about the care of animals in our community, you won’t want to miss this discussion.
About the Topic
We’ve all seen that skinny unkempt cat with an upper respiratory infection come through our shelter doors. Most of the time its history is a mystery. But sometimes this little cat is the center of a larger problem related to a neglect or hoarding case. Here enters the world of veterinary forensics: the study and prosecution of humans who may have harmed a pet.
Although a relatively new field, veterinary forensics has grown in recent decades and with it has grown the veterinary personnel who care for the pets, the law enforcement officials who work the case, and the public who supports the enactment of laws to try to stop animal neglect and abuse. In this talk we will delve into the world of veterinary forensics and discuss all the unsung heroes who put their jobs on the line to save a hurting or neglected pet.
About Our Speaker
Victry Fredley, DVM, is an Oregon Humane Society Shelter Medicine Resident. Dr. Fredley is from Los Angeles, CA and completed her undergraduate at UC Berkeley where she discovered her passion for shelter medicine. She moved to Columbus, OH to attend The Ohio State University and obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Fredley lives in Portland with her husband, a dog, a cat, and a pet ball python. During her free time Dr Fredley likes to spend time with her husband and has recently taken up terrarium building.
This event is open to the community, with a $5 suggested donation. There’s no need to buy a ticket or RSVP. Just come and plan on learning a lot. Service animals are welcome, but please leave pets at home. Thank you!