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Animal Welfare in the Aquatic Realm

April 21, 2010

The International Animal Welfare Training Institute presents Jeff Boehm, DVM, who will give a lecture entitled, “Animal Welfare Considerations in the Aquatic Realm: Topics of Interest in the Public Aquarium and Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Communities."

The free talk, originally scheduled for March 22, will take place Monday, May 17, 6:00-7:00 PM, 1020 Valley Hall, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine– next to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Since its inception in 1975, the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, its volunteers and staff have cared for over 15,000 seals, sea lions and other marine mammals along a 600-mile stretch of California coastline, nursing thousands back to health and releasing them to the ocean. The organization’s core mission allows the Center to advance robust science and education agendas.

Dr. Boehm joined the Marine Mammal Center as executive director in June 2008. He previously served the Senior Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation Science at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago where he served for 16 years. There, he oversaw the veterinary medical program and led and coordinated the aquarium’s conservation science division, including conservation partnerships, in-house programs, and educational and advocacy programs and partnerships. Dr. Boehm received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego and his veterinary medical degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

The International Animal Welfare Training Institute welcomes students, faculty, staff and members of the public to attend.