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Dr. Jennifer Wilcox

Director of Vet Services for Pima Animal Care Center

Dr. Jen Wilcox is the Director of Vet Services for Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) in Tucson, AZ. After completing a PhD in conservation genetics at Univ of Colorado, Dr. Wilcox volunteered at a local shelter during her years of post-doctoral research at Univ. of Arizona. The shelter animals compelled her to shift her professional goals, and Wilcox finished her veterinary degree at Univ. Wisconsin in 2008. She returned to Tucson as a shelter vet, and eventually became medical director at Humane Society of Southern Arizona, She moved to PACC as their first “shelter” vet 5 years ago. PACC presented abundant challenges as the largest open admission municipal shelter in Southern Arizona. Community support toward PACC shifted dramatically in 2014 when life-saving medical stories were broadcast and key programs successfully launched.

Dr. Wilcox, husband Craig, and their 2 kids share their desert home with 7 dogs, 3 cats, plus canine and feline fosters.

Saturday Feb 2nd, 2019

Contagious Diseases: Euthanasia is Not the Answer

Clock Icon1:35 pm - 2:50 pm
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In Texas, there are no shortages of disease outbreaks and they can be devastating to your entire operation and community – not to mention your reputation. In this session, we will discuss how to handle them medically, handle the PR, and handle the operations that must continue.

Sunday Feb 3rd, 2019

Dog Medical Care on a Shoestring Budget

Clock Icon1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
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This session will discuss how to spend the least amount of money as possible so that the total "wealth" of medical resources can be spread among all those pets that need you.

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