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Dr. Christine Calder: Low Stress Handling: What is New?

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Dr. Christine Calder: Low Stress Handling: What is New?


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The shelter can be a scary place for dogs and cats but it doesn't have to be. The emotional-well being of these animals is important and there are ways we can improve the welfare of these animals by setting up low stress environments, monitoring emotional states, and practicing Low Stress Handling Techniques when handling and restraining.

    About Your Presenter

    Christine D. Calder DVM 

    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Calder Veterinary Behavior Services

    A graduate of Mississippi State University but native of New Jersey, Dr. Christine Calder has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in both New Jersey and Maine for many years. In addition to general practice, Dr. Calder has worked at the San Francisco SPCA, Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Most recently, she was an assistant clinical professor in community veterinary services and veterinary behavior at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

    As a general practitioner, Dr. Calder always had an interest in animal behavior especially clinical veterinary behavior and, in 2016, she finished a residency with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. In 2017, she became a diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (DACVB). Her special interest is in shelter behavior, feline behavior, and shy/fearful dogs. She shares her home with three Rhodesian ridgebacks, a black Lab, two French bulldogs, and a snake.

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