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Dr. Alexis Bardzinski

Medical Director at Austin Pets Alive!

Dr. Alexis Bardzinski is the Medical Director at Austin Pets Alive! She is from Jupiter, Florida and obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University. Initially, she came to Austin to complete an internship in equine veterinary medicine, and then afterwards, began working in shelter medicine and performing high volume spay/neuter surgeries. She has been working as a veterinarian at Austin Pets Alive! for just over 6 years and currently resides in Austin with her cattle-dog Paisley and crazy cat’s Kase and Sake.

Friday Feb 28th, 2020

Our Vet Just Quit: Maintaining Your Save Rate in Tough Times

Clock Icon4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Map Icon Capitol E, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

How do you prevent stress and tough times from affecting your lifesaving? Learn how how stretch the resources you do have to save the most lives possible, even in high-stress moments in your shelter or clinic. Leave with tangible ideas for how to use techs and managers to do medical work, how to work strategically through crisis, and how effective management is key ensuring everyone is doing everything they can to save the lives in your care.

Saturday Feb 29th, 2020

Our Most Vulnerable Creatures: Disease in Puppies and Kittens

Clock Icon5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol D, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Leave this session with the knowledge necessary to fight disease outbreak, without unnecessary deaths or culling of puppies and kittens. This session is not exclusive to medical professionals and should be attended by anyone interested in changing the way disease management for puppies and kittens is handled in shelters.

Don't Euthanize That! Building a No Kill Culture in Your Clinic Roundtables

Clock Icon7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol E, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

How do you instill a culture in your clinic that requires all staff, including veterinarians, to treat every animal with the care and treatment we would expect for our own animals? Learn from two shelter veterinarians who have built successful lifesaving culture as leaders in their clinics.

Shelter Medicine with a No Kill Mindset

Clock Icon3:40 pm - 4:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol A-C, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Are animals in your community dying and being killed due to medical conditions and their associated costs? For many shelters and rescues this is true. Learn how to spend the least amount of money possible, to spread the meager wealth of medical resources, and save more lives. You will learn that saving the lives of the pets with medical conditions in your community is possible, even if you don’t have extra money.

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