Animal welfare authorities to host global COVID-19 webinar for veterinary professionals


Using One Health as a driving philosophy, leadership from the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, WSAVA, shelter medicine, and MightyVet are participating in the webinar, which will address considerations for those impacted by COVID-19 who care for pets.

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On Wednesday, March 25, Trupanion and the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA) will host a free, RACE-approved webinar for veterinary practice and animal shelter professionals offering guidance on the veterinary community's response to COVID-19, including considerations for those impacted by the crisis who have pets in their care.

Moderated by Trupanion's Chief Veterinary Officer and MightyVet founder Steve Weinrauch, BVMS, MRCVS, the webinar will bring together leading organizations in human, animal and environmental health.

“By joining forces with these worldwide authorities in pet health and welfare, our goal is to provide the most current and useful information to the veterinary and sheltering community,” says Dr. Weinrauch, BVMS, MRCVS. “We look forward to spearheading this critical community effort with our esteemed colleagues.”

A consumer webinar will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Webinar details

WHAT: Guidance for COVID-19 Community Response for Nonprofit, Government, and In Practice Veterinary Personnel


  • Steve Weinrauch, BVMS, MRCVS, chief veterinary officer, Trupanion
  • Jim Tedford, CAWA, president and CEO, Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
  • Michael Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), chair, WSAVA One Health Committee
  • Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice), Fran Marino endowed professor of shelter medicine, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. – noon PDT

WHERE: There are two ways to access this webinar:

  • The first 3,000 veterinary professionals who pre-register will be eligible for RACE credits and will join the webinar via the Zoom platform.
  • The webinar will also be streamed live on Facebook. Please note that RACE credits are not available for those viewing the Facebook Live stream.
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