Lena DeTar has accepted the first CVM Residency in Shelter Medicine. The residency is a partnership between the College and the Oregon Humane Society and will enable DeTar to pursue a Master’s in Comparative Health Sciences while working on clinical rotation at the OHS Animal Medical Learning Center and on specialty rotation at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
DeTar has three years of experience as staff veterinarian at the Arizona Humane Society and the Humane Society of Utah, as well as a long-standing interest in shelter medicine.
Supported by a $150,000 grant from Maddie’s Fund, the residency requires extensive participation in national shelter medicine networks including training, continuing education, and development activities. DeTar will also be completing a research project in shelter medicine.
Maddie’s Fund is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Wordkay and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, with the goal of achieving a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community.