Being an Antibiotic Watchdog

October 2011 by Cate McManus, VMD, MPH, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 29 minutes

Antibiotic use in the animal shelter is practically unavoidable, however the use of antibiotics must carefully be weighed. Listen to Dr. Cate McManus, VMD, MPH, DACVPM, and third year Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Resident at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, share challenges, risks, and guidelines for antibiotic use in animal shelters.

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Cate McManus, VMD, MPH, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine

Dr. McManus is in the third year of her shelter medicine residency at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include infectious disease prevention in animal shelter populations, the health and safety of animal shelter workers and volunteers, the rabies virus, and hoarding. Prior to becoming a shelter medicine resident, Dr. McManus was a veterinary epidemiologist with the Virginia Department of Health and a Veterinary Corp Officer on active duty with the US Army. In her free time, she volunteers as a feral cat spay/neuter clinic veterinarian and fosters orphaned dogs. Dr. McManus continues to serve as a veterinarian in the US Army reserves.

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