Sanitation and Disinfection in the Animal Shelter

September 2016 by Lisa Rodriguez, DVM

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 43 minutes

Controlling transmission of diseases in our shelters is about more than the cleaners and disinfectants we use and following directions on a label.  In this session, Dr. Lisa Rodriguez reviews key points in animals shelter disease transmission, and how to use sanitation and disinfection techniques in various rooms, enclosures, and types of shelters.  The goal is to provide for more comprehensive approaches to protecting our animals from disease agents while minimizing stress caused by cleaning procedures. This presentation was recorded at the 2016 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine conference at Cornell University.

About Lisa Rodriguez, DVM

Dr. Rodríguez is the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation Intern in at Cornell University's Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program.  Dr. Rodriguez previously completed a Bachelor's of Science from Cornell University in 2011, and worked as a kennel technician and an adoption counselor at a large no-kill animal shelter in south Texas prior to attending vet school. She attended Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She is also currently completing a Masters of Public Health from the University of Minnesota.


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