More Than Medicine

October 2011 by Brian A. DiGangi, DVM, MS, Diplomate AVCIM and Stephanie Jacks, DVM, PhD, Diplomate AVCIM

Audience: Veterinary Team

Performing Daily Rounds is considered a best practice in animal sheltering. Listen to Dr. Brian DiGangi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at University of Florida in Part 1, and Dr. Stephanie Jacks, Veterinarian for the Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services in Part 2, talk about the role of Daily Rounds in an animal shelter. They will discuss how to create a Daily Rounds Team and integrate its functions into shelter operations. They will also share practical tips and techniques for ensuring efficient and effective Daily Rounds.

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Part 1

Video Length: 30 minutes

Part 2

Video Length: 11 minutes

About Brian A. DiGangi, DVM, MS, Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

Dr. DiGangi received a BS in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2001 and graduated from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. While at UF, Dr. DiGangi completed clinical externships in both shelter medicine and exotic animal medicine and co-founded the UF Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Dr. DiGangi became the first resident in Shelter Medicine to graduate from UF in 2010, became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice, and studied feline vaccination issues for his MS degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences. Dr. DiGangi has published research on feline adoption, pregnancy detection, and immunology. Other interests include cleaning and disinfection, high-quality high-volume spay-neuter, and shelter welfare. Dr. DiGangi currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

About Stephanie Jacks, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr. Jacks graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 1998, followed by an equine internship at the Mid-Rivers Equine Centre in Wentzville, MO. She then completed a residency in large animal internal medicine and a PhD studying the immune response of neonatal foals infected with Rhodococcus equi at the University of Florida. While completing her PhD she worked at a low-cost small animal clinic, then at a small animal emergency hospital. She currently works as a shelter veterinarian at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services, a municipal shelter that has an annual intake of about 20,000 animals.



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