The BC SPCA is excited to announce our 4th Annual “Animal Cruelty Conference” to be held on October 17 & 18, 2017 at Cascades Casino, Coast Hotel & Convention Centre, Langley, BC. A perfect opportunity to help us build humane communities, if you are a veterinarian, vet tech, animal protection officer, enforcement officer, animal control, conservation, government official or if you would like to learn more about our work in Cruelty Investigations this conference is for you.
October 17, 2017
8:30 am – 10:00am Dr Melinda Merck, DVM – Veterinary Forensics
“Examining a Crime Scene – What are you Looking at?
10:00am – 10:15 am Coffee
10:15am – 11:00 am Dr Melinda Merck, cont.
11:00am – 12:00 pm Stu Wyatt (Retired Sgt. New Westminster Police/Instructor Justice Institute)
“DNA Evidence – the Burden Of Proof”
12:00pm – 1.00 pm Lunch provided
1:00 pm – 2.00 pm Alex Janse – Crown Counsel
“The Importance of Expert Evidence in Animal Cruelty Prosecutions”
2:00 pm – 3:00pm Jeremy Irons (Retired VPD Inspector) BC SPCA Senior Animal Protection Officer.
“Professionalism – Culture or Policy”
3:00 pm – 3:15pm Coffee
3:15 pm – 5:00pm Dr Deb Stone, DVM Austin, Texas
“Health Wellness in the Veterinary and Animal Care Professions”
October 18, 2017
8:30 am – 10:00am Keith Davidson (Retired RCMP Inspector) Profiler
“Psychopath: A Guide for Investigators & Animal Care Professionals”
10:00am – 10:15am Coffee
10:15am – 11:00am Keith Davidson Cont.
11:00am – 12:00pm Dr. Steve Chiasson, DVM, Agwest Veterinary Group Ltd.
“Large Animals in the Field”
12:00pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Provided
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Dr. Bettina Bobsien, DVM
“Myths about Horse Rescue/Cost of Care of Horses”
2:00 pm – 2:45pm Dr David Fraser, UBC Animal Welfare Program
“One Welfare” Link between human/animal welfare, involving human mental health in hoarding and neglect. The use of animals in rehabilitation.
2:45 pm – 3:00pm Coffee
3:00 pm – 4:00pm Kim Monteith, BC SPCA Animal Welfare Manager.
“The Importance of Stress Free handling”
4:00 pm – 5:30pm Christine Robinson, Executive Director, Canadian Animal Assistance Team –CAAT
“Reducing Overpopulation/Improving Health & Welfare – Taking the Veterinary Team to the Community”