Diagnosis and Treatment of Protozoal Infections in Shelters

October 2011 by Laura Andersen, DVM

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 27 minutes

Protozoal infections in shelters are not always easy to deal with. Learn from Dr. Laura Andersen, third year Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Resident at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, as she shares her latest research findings and ways shelters can use this information to diagnose, treat and manage protozoal infections in animal shelters and rescues.

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Dr. Laurie Andersen, DVM

Dr. Andersen is a third-year resident in shelter medicine at the University of Florida and is also pursuing a Masters of Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She graduated with great distinction from Iowa State University earning her a BS in Microbiology with a minor in Food Science before attending ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine. While working toward her DVM degree, she developed a special interest in shelter medicine. She was co-founder of the college's Association of Shelter Veterinarian's Student Chapter and an officer for Feral Cat Alliance where she was primarily responsible for overseeing anesthesia of feral cats during the monthly trap-neuter-return clinics. During her senior year, she gained experience at five different shelters as part of an externship through the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program which cemented her desire to pursue a career in shelter medicine. During her residency, Dr. Andersen researched the prevalence of gastrointestinal pathogens in different types of cat shelter environments.



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