Increasing the life-saving capacity of animal shelters and communities through education, shelter outreach, and development of new knowledge

Shelter Consultations

Consultations are a collaborative process that may focus on a particular topic or cover all areas of shelter operations and impact in the community.

Consultations may be done remotely, as on-site visits, or as a combination of time spent both remotely and on-site.  Consults vary in scope but in general may involve:

  • Preparatory work where we collect and evaluate data and management structure of your organization so we can gain a thorough understanding of the plans, strengths, and concerns you've identified. 
  • Collaborative development of recommendations and action plans to support strengths and address concerns.
  • On-site visits or remote meetings that may range from a few hours to  a few days with either a single consultant or a consultation team making observations and developing possible solutions depending on the needs of your organization. Our visits also involve meeting with shelter staff and stake holders to get input in developing a practical plan for implementation of recommendations.
  • Follow-up work to help implement recommendations. Reports provided to your organization range from bulleted lists to detailed guides including attachments and links to reference materials.

Email uwsheltermedicine@vetmed.wisc.edu for further details.