"Feral Cats: Debunking the Myths and Understanding the Risks" with Dr. Nellie Goetz
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Reactions to feral cats can vary from compassion to fear communicable diseases. But how big of a risk do feral cats pose? What is the veterinarian’s role in Community Cat Programs, and how can practitioners from the non-profit and for-profit sector get involved? Join Dr. Goetz in separating fact from fiction, learn how cats’ welfare is affected when Community Cat Programs are created, and how you can be a part of it!
Dr. Nellie Goetz is the Executive Director for Altered Tails Barnhart Clinic in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ and formerly taught Shelter Medicine at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from The Ohio State in 2005 and her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2017. From 2012 to 2014, she was the Medical Director of the National Spay/Neuter Response Team at the Humane Alliance in Asheville, NC. At Altered Tails, Dr. Goetz is head of an organization that is the largest non-profit spay/neuter clinic in Arizona, where more than 20,000 pets are spayed and neutered annually. She and her husband (also a veterinarian) share their lives with an assortment of cats. She enjoys traveling with her husband, cooking, gardening, and identifying the various Arizona desert wildlife that live in the backyard.