AVS Free Webinar Series
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Missed the past webinar sessions? Tune in via the links below!
Shelter Dog Behaviour
Trish McMillan holds a Master of Science degree in animal behaviour and will be presenting two webinars on “Behaviour assessments in shelters” and “Post-adoption support for shelter dogs”. She will be reviewing the science behind behaviour assessments and how it can guide decisions to achieve the most ethical outcome for shelter dogs. In addition, she will be discussing the importance of providing behavioural support for adopters and fosterers in a home environment. Join us if you would like to find out how we can improve shelter dog care and help them learn how to become great pets!
8 Sep 2021: Behaviour Assessments in Shelter
9 Sep 2021: Post-Adoption Support For Shelter Dogs
Common Skin Diseases in Dogs
Have you seen your dog scratching non-stop or developing red spots on its skin? Let Veterinarian Dr Suria Fabbri from the Animal & Veterinary Service bring you through some common skin diseases in dogs, what to look out for and what to do to make your dog cope better.
28 Aug 2021: Common Skin Diseases in Dogs
The Science of Animal Assisted Interventions
Many of us love our pets and want to share with others the joy they bring, but are they suited to participate in animal assisted interventions? Join us as we hear from internationally-renowned speakers Dr Maureen MacNamara and Dr Lisa Maria Glenk on what it takes for a companion animal to be a good fit for different types of animal assisted interventions, as well as how we can keep them safe and happy during such sessions.
12 July 2021: 10 most important things to know about Animal-Assisted Interactions: Keeping you and the animals safe and happy | Dr Maureen MacNamara (video will be taken down on 13 Oct 2021)
13 July 2021: Animal-assisted interventions: Scientific foundations, challenges & rewards (video is no longer available) | Dr Lisa Maria Glenk
Behaviour Modification Strategies for Canine Aggression
Michael Shikashio, a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant, will be presenting two webinars on understanding and modifying aggression in dogs. He will highlight why dogs display aggressive behaviour and show some of the effective techniques he uses in his behaviour cases. The presentation will include a case study, with video, that shows the progression of behaviour change from start to finish. In addition, Michael will be discussing the crucial components to assess severity and prognosis in aggression cases. Find out more information about the speaker here.
Bunny Medic 101
Do you know everything there is to know about looking after a rabbit properly and ensuring its best health and welfare? Hear from Dr Chang Siow Foong from the Animal & Veterinary Service and Dr Cathy Chan from the Animal Doctors who will provide tips on rabbit care and husbandry, together with Ms Zheng Meifang from House Rabbit Society Singapore, Ms Lynne Tan and Ms Stella Loo from Bunny Wonderland who will share about rabbit welfare cases.
24 April 2021: Bunny Medic 101
The Science of Animal Assisted Interventions
Advances in research have shown that pet ownership and animal assisted interventions have the potential to improve our health and wellbeing. Join us as we hear from internationally-renowned speakers, Dr Aubrey Fine and Dr Nancy Gee, to learn more about the progress of animal assisted interventions and how pets can benefit our health. Find out more about the speakers here.
25 Mar 2021: The State of Animal Assisted Interventions: A New Paradigm Shift For The Future | Dr Aubrey Fine
25 Mar 2021: Health Benefits of Companion Animals | Dr Nancy Gee
How to Identify and Manage Your Pet's Anxiety
Does your pet cower in fear or run away when there are strangers in the house? There are many reasons why pets behave the way they do especially when they encounter someone unfamiliar. Learn how to identify the symptoms of anxiety in your pets and manage them properly through Dr Lin Anhui our AVS vet and Dr Chow Hao Ting from Joyous Vet.
27 Feb 2021: How to Identify and Manage Your Pet's Anxiety
The Science of Feline Behaviour
Advances in the scientific discipline of feline behaviour and training has contributed to positive changes in the way we interact with our feline companions. Join our international experts in discussing the scientific principles that underpin cat training, behaviour and welfare, and learn how we can enhance cat welfare and care through evidence-based approaches. Find out more about the speakers here.
25 Jan 2021: Cat Behaviour, Training and Handling | Ms Linda Ryan
26 Jan 2021: Cat Enrichment for Welfare | Dr Jenna Kiddie
What you need to know about getting a pet this festive season
Before you get a pet as a present, join our AVS vet as he provides a glimpse into the process of getting a pet and how to be a responsible pet owner. Being a pet owner comes with more responsibilities than you think!
19 Dec 2020: Responsible Pet Ownership: What you need to know about getting a pet this festive season
The Science of Canine Behaviour
Animals are part of our community and their health and well-being are intrinsically linked with ours. We need to live harmoniously together, as we work towards making Singapore our City in Nature. Join us as we hear from internationally-renowned speakers, Dr Roger Abrantes and Dr Jenna Kiddie, to learn more on how to interact with our canine companions. Find out more about the speakers here.
27 Oct 2020: Principles of Animal Behaviour Modification | Dr Roger Abrantes
28 Oct 2020: Dog Enrichment for Welfare (video is no longer available) | Dr Jenna Kiddie