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Responsible pet ownership in a new COVID normal world

Dr. Jacqui Ley
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA PhD, Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre
Dr. Melissa Meehan
BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Internal Medicine)
23 November
ID: 664
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During this webinar Dr Meehan who has significant experience working with shelters will share some insights on adoptions and relinquishment trends over the last 12 months. Dr Ley will discuss how COVID has impacted pet behaviour and how to socialise dogs after lockdown.
Dr. Jacqui Ley
Jacqui Ley is a registered specialist in Behavioural Medicine. She graduated from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1995. A long time interest in animals, animal behaviour and training led her to undertake a Membership to the ACVSc in Veterinary Behaviour in 2000. Looking to understand more about behaviour, she left small animal practice for the world of research and investigated tests for measuring fear in dogs. Jacqui has completed a PhD at Monash University developing a model and questionnaire for describing canine personality.

Dr Melissa Meehan graduated from the Bachelor of Veterinary science degree with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2002. Dr Meehan began her veterinary career as a mixed practice clinician in the Yarra Valley where she gained valuable experience and with a broad range of species. Dr Meehan then spent some time as a locum in Australia and overseas and worked in the media industry where she had her own radio show and was the resident veterinarian on channel 10's Talk to the Animals and ch 9's Guide to the Good Life. Dr Meehan currently practices as a recognised professional interest and referral practitioner in ophthalmology. In 2008 Dr Meehan became a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists through examination in Small Animal Medicine. Since this time Dr Meehan has undergone more than 2 years of college approved, residency training under the direct supervision of qualified veterinary ophthalmology specialists where she was fortunate enough to be exposed to a large range of clinical and surgical ophthalmology cases in a number of species, including zoo animals.

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