Biosecurity in shelters
This is a project being undertaken by one of our DVM (Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine) students. A DVM is a qualification undertaken by a qualified vet combining clinical work (in this case at a rescue shelter, Dogs Trust Loughborough) with a PhD level research project.
The aim of this project is to evaluate current practice in terms of biosecurity and preventive medicine in animal shelters, and the role of staff training. Subsequent to this we would like to develop and test some e-learning materials for shelter staff and volunteers, based on a “curriculum” derived from the initial research.
The baseline information will be collected via a questionnaire and interview or focus group sessions. The training materials will be evaluated in a field setting.
This project has only just started and the results will be made available as soon as possible.
Contacts: Emily Newbury, Rachel Dean, Jenny Stavisky