Shelter Medicine


Heartworm Help Desk: The Doctor Is In

A recent nationwide survey reported that, depending on region of the country and intake policies, some shelters identify heartworm disease in as many as 85% of dogs who enter their care. And, adds The ASPCA’s Brian DiGangi, DVM, MS Diplomate, ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice, Shelter Medicine Practice), “Managing this disease was reported as a top challenge in the hundreds of shelters surveyed.


Meet a CAWA: Maria Solacito, DVM

CAWA: When you see those 4 letters after someone’s name, it means they have distinguished their skills in an already demanding field—and that they’ve studied for and passed a very comprehensive exam. Yes, they’re superstars—and every month we celebrate them here AND share practical info and real-world experiences for those interested in joining this group of professionals.

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