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.”

How you manage heartworm disease will vary depending on the organization—so how can you determine what approach makes the most sense? Join Dr. DiGangi on February 23 for Heartworm Help Desk: Maximizing Impact through Strategic Decision Making, a RACE-approved webinar, and walk away with a strategy for answering the following questions:

  • What should my organization consider prior to admitting a heartworm positive dog? 
  • What resources are needed to provide treatment for heartworm positive dogs?
  • What are the housing and husbandry considerations for heartworm positive dogs?
  • How can we safely promote behavioral health of heartworm positive dogs during their shelter stay?

More Upcoming Webinars

3/23, The Future of Talent Acquisition & Retention
3/30, Introduction to a Quality of Life App for Animal Shelters
4/13, Finding & Recruiting a Dream Team


The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.


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