Shelters and rescues are also feeling the pressure from veterinary workforce staffing issues. Many shelters rely heavily on veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants for operational needs, and at the Ottawa Humane Society these positions have recently been more challenging to fill.
- Omicron Update for Shelters: December 17, 2021 December 18, 2021
- Veterinary Staffing Shortages – What does this mean for your shelter and pets in your community? November 1, 2021
- Veterinary Volunteering Abroad August 17, 2021
- Canadian Import Regulations and Animal Shelters June 30, 2021
By: Hanna Booth, OSMA Board of Directors Now that the world is opening up to travel again, I’m sure many of us are craving to see somewhere new. Have you considered a vacation that incorporated some veterinary volunteering? There are many awesome animal rescue/ spay-neuter organizations around the world that are eager and grateful to . . . read more
By Dr. Steph Black Many of us welcome the new dog importation laws with a sigh of relief knowing that it is a small step towards avoiding future atrocities like that seen in June 2020. In June of 2020 hundreds of puppies arrived from the Ukraine, some dead and many others very ill.1 This prompted . . . read more
Written by: Wesley Cheung, BVSc. Toronto Humane Society NACA has recently released a position statement on animal control intake of free-roaming cats. Summary: It is the position [policy] of the National Animal Care & Control Association that, at every opportunity, officers should [will] work to educate the public regarding humane and responsible co-existence and care . . . read more