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Coffee With The Critters™ – are you and your animals prepared? with Dr. Amy Hopkins
Join me on Sunday, March 15th at 3 PM EST for another, live-streamed episode of Coffee With The Critters. THIS WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMED THROUGH FACEBOOK AS WE REGULARLY HAVE IT. YOU WILL HAVE TO REGISTER THROUGH ZOOM USING THE LINK BELOW.
In this episode, I will be joined by Dr. Amy Hopkins. You can read her biography below. In the world’s current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are asking if it is transmissible to the animals in their care. This doesn’t seem to be a current issue. The bigger issue at hand that is not being discussed is what does the person with COVID-19 do if they go in the hospital and there’s no one to care for their animals? What precautions do people need to take entering a home that is contaminated? Touching the items and animal’s dishes within the home need to be decontaminated. Who would be willing to enter your home? Dr. Hopkins will also talk about the differences between coronavirus and COVID-19.
If you care for animals or know someone that does, please share this event with them.
Register here! This is no longer going to be a FB live stream. You need to register via Zoom at the following link. There are only 100 spots available but the replay will be made public via The Animal Behavior Center’s FB page. Dr. Hopkins will be helping you address questions during this live stream.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Mar 15, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Dr. Amy Hopkins is a Connecticut physician who trained at Yale for both internal medicine and occupational and environmental medicine. She also has a Masters of Public Health and a Ph.D. in biophysics. As a specialist in environmental medicine, she focuses on the interactions between humans and their environment, including other animals. She has previously co-authored environmental health technical guidelines for the Peace Corps to use in undeveloped countries. She has the good fortune to be companion to three wonderful birds, two cockatiels and a galah, not to mention an elderly turtle, and is also an avid bird-watcher, both locally and around the world. She is President of The Parrot Club, Connecticut’s oldest companion bird club. She is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, and has worked with both songbirds and raptors. As both a physician and a lover of all things avian, she is very interested in the health effects of our interactions with birds. — at The Animal Behavior Center, LLC.