Veterinary Care

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Spring Conference Superhero Session: “Pharmaceutical Challenges in Sheltering” with Dr. Lauren Forsythe

We’re thrilled to see so many of you have registered for the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare, and we get more excited with each passing day about this chance to connect. We checked in with presenter Lauren Forsythe, PHARMD, DICVP, FSVHP, Pharmacy Coordinator, University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, who will be covering recordkeeping and reducing costs for compounded and commercial meds.

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New COVID-19 Protocol: Sheltering Exposed Pets

Following yesterday’s publication of “Interim recommendations for intake of companion animals from households where humans with COVID-19 are present,” the University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program has made available a sample protocol that you can customize for your shelter. The protocol addresses intake exams, housing, in-shelter daily care, and release.

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Why We Must Suspend S/N During COVID-19: Voices from the Field

In my open letter to the animal welfare community, I have tried to summarize the evidence-based reasons underpinning our call to suspend routine spay/neuter surgery – to preserve supplies, staff safety, and health care capacity. This advice, which reflects recommendations by the shelter veterinary community, is a well-reasoned and dispassionate accounting of risk vs benefit.

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Open Letter from Dr. Julie Levy: Why We Must Suspend S/N Now

From: Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DABVP, Fran Marino Endowed Professor of Shelter Medicine Education, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, University of FloridaTo: My colleagues in animal welfareSubject: Why must we suspend spay-neuter surgery during the pandemic I’ve spent my career studying, training, and advocating for spay/neuter in all of its incarnations – pediatrics, HQHVSN, TNR, MASH – even when it was unpopular. I never thought I would be advocating otherwise.

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Totally Rocking Our World: Delaware Humane’s One Health Clinic

Late last year the Senate passed a resolution naming January 2020 as ‘One Health’ Awareness Month, but Wilmington, DE, is way ahead of the curve. Since October 2017, the Delaware Humane Association One Health Clinic has offered free vaccinations, wellness exams and health screenings during 792 patient visits to date, serving to inform clients about the interconnectedness between their pet’s health and their family’s, their environment’s, and their own health.

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