Veterinarians in Non-profit Organizations (1487)
Professional Development |  Career Options
Tuesday |  8:00 AM -  8:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||214C



Jeffrey Adams DVM, MSA
Community Spay Neuter Initiative Partnership

Jeff Adams has been the medical director of Community Spay Neuter Initiative Partnership, a non-profit high volume spay and neuter organization, for the past 10 years. He joined this program after 28 years of mixed animal practice, most of those as a practice owner. Jeff received his DVM degree from Michigan State University in 1978 and his Master of Science in Administration degree from Central Michigan University in 2015. He is also a consultant with three other high volume spay neuter organizations where he directs medical and surgical protocols and assists in maintaining a functional relationship between management and veterinarian. In addition, he teaches sterilization surgeries to 4th year veterinary students through an MSU CVM externship. His area of special interest is the dynamics of managing veterinary resources in a non-profit setting

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


As the number of animal related non-profit organizations increases, veterinarians are finding themselves becoming more involved either as staff members or as advisers. In this presentation we'll explore the unique relationships, challenges, and conflicts that must be managed by veterinarians involved with a non-profit organization. Included will be discussions of the possible conflicting goals and responsibilities, financial issues, and ethical challenges frequently encountered.

Learning Objectives

1. Explain the veterinarians role in relationship to the non-profit organizational hierarchy

2. Discuss potential conflicts between a veterinarian's goals and responsibilities and the goals of the non-profit organization

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