Shelter Medicine

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Four Things Adopters Should Know About Animals on Psychotropic Medications

Did you catch The Role of Psychopharmacology in Shelter Animal Management, presented by Karen van Haaften, DVM, DACVB, earlier this fall? As a follow-up to the presentation, we’re sharing some additional information to support potential adopters of animals who have been prescribed psychotropic medications. These tips will help them understand the full situation and their role in a successful outcome, as provided by Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB, Director of Behavior Services at Midcoast Humane.

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Needed Now: Street Medicine Teams to Help Pets of the Indigent

It’s Thursday, so that means we’re rolling out another brilliant idea in our Innovation Bank of short, pre-recorded webinars. Today we’re highlighting the incredible work of Jon Geller, DVM, DABVP emeritus, and The Street Dog Coalition, a nonprofit that provides free veterinary medical care to pets of the indigent.

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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Dr. Cristie Kamiya

What happens when your Chief of Shelter Medicine has a DVM and an MBA? You just might become the first-ever organization to meet all 543 of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ standard-of-care guidelines…. Name: Cristie Kamiya, DVM, MBAMember of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement since: 2017Organization: Humane Society Silicon ValleyTitle: Chief of Shelter Medicine Q&A with Dr.

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Update: Portalmania 2020

Spoiler alert: Even more portals for even more cats! Back in early May, Million Cat Challenge (MCC), founded in 2014 with a gift from Maddie’s Fund, launched the Portalmania 2020 giveaway with a goal of providing 1,500 portals to shelters when animal inventory in North America was at an all-time low. The lifesaving (and roomier digs for shelter kitties!) continues, thanks to the generous support of industry partners.

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