Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series
presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with Tufts Student Association for Veterinary Ethics (SAVE)
Speaker: Betsy Banks Saul, M.S.
Founder, Petfinder.com & 911FosterPets.com, CEO Heal House Call Veterinarian
View recorded seminar here:
Betsy Banks Saul is the co-founder of Petfinder.com, one of the busiest web sites on the Internet. With a vision to change the way the public views shelter pets, Ms. Saul harnessed the infant technology of the Internet in 1996 and molded it into one of the most successful e-businesses to date. Petfinder, which Ms. Saul describes as a “social profit company,” is on a mission to see that no pet is euthanized for lack of a home. In November of 2006, Petfinder.com joined forces with The Discovery Channel, greatly increasing Petfinder.com’s ability to help pets worldwide. In 2013, Petfinder was acquired by Nestlé Purina. Ms. Saul remains on the Board of Petfinder foundation. Her newest venture is HEAL, a house call veterinary franchise.
Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund
About Student Association of Veterinary Ethics (SAVE)
The mission of the Student Association of Veterinary Ethics (SAVE) at Tufts University is to promote thoughtful consideration of ethical issues in the field and practice of veterinary medicine. We have held small discussion groups where students can feel free to explore topics relating to welfare and ethics in a safe, judgment free environment. SAVE has also sponsored lunch talks and intimate discussion sessions with clinicians and educators dedicated to helping veterinary students navigate complex issues relating to ethics and animal welfare. Our hope is that through this club, students can gain the tools and knowledge to guide them through the ethical dilemmas they will face throughout their careers as veterinarians. Click here for more information
About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals.
Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships. Click here for more information