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Animals In Domestic Violence: How Veterinary Professionals Can Be Champions for Pets and People

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, USA – Innovation Series
1 Hr of RACE CE approved
Approved for 1 hour of NYSED credit

Dr. Maya Gupta

Start Date
October 27, 2021
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In this program, participants will learn about domestic violence as it relates to animal welfare, including animal cruelty. Beginning with a summary of knowledge on the human-animal bond, participants will understand how perpetrators of domestic violence exploit this bond to exert power and control over both human and animal victims. Barriers to escape at both the intrafamilial and systems levels will be addressed, with a focus on barriers specifically involving getting animals to safety. Following a review of myths about domestic violence that impede helping, opportunities for involvement by veterinary professionals at various levels will be covered. The program will conclude with a discussion of resources for veterinary professionals to build their knowledge, locate community programs addressing animal-related needs in the context of domestic violence, and obtain financial support for assisting in this work.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Maya Gupta

Ph.D, Senior Director of Research, ASPCA Strategy and Research

Dr. Gupta is a psychologist specializing in the understanding of animal cruelty, including its connections to other forms of violence. She previously served as the executive director of a statewide organization in Georgia whose mission was to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. Now at the ASPCA, Dr. Gupta leads a research team focused on developing cutting-edge science about animal cruelty prevention and response, policy issues, and community engagement.

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