July 2012 by Sandra Newbury, DVM
Video Length: 69 minutes
With phenomenal progress being made in so many respects in animal shelters, it is time to really focus on how animals are being cared for and housed. Dr. Sandra Newbury, Extension Veterinarian for the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at University of California, Davis, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, gives a wonderful talk at the 2012 ASPCA/Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference on housing and environmental specifications that consider the physical and psychological well-being of animals in shelters.
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About Sandra Newbury, DVM
Dr. Newbury is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine with a special interest in infectious disease and population management as they relate to group health in shelters. Dr. Newbury joined the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis in 2006. She also serves as the Chair of the Shelter Standards Task Force of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Newbury has published several articles and book chapters relevant to shelter medicine. Her work has focused on infectious disease, immunology and population medicine to improve understanding of shelter animal health, disease responses and animal welfare. Dr. Newbury travels throughout the year and has worked with shelters of all kinds across the U.S., and in Canada and Australia. Dr. Newbury focuses on partnerships between shelters, veterinarians and the community to improve health, welfare and positive outcomes for homeless animals.