Training Experts in Shelter Medicine

October 2011 by Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

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

Video Length: 29 minutes

Training experts in shelter medicine is a relatively new field in veterinary medicine. Listen to Dr. Julie Levy, Director of Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, share what is involved with this specialized training and the exciting opportunities the field brings to animal sheltering.

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About Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Julie Levy is director of Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida. The program provides comprehensive training for veterinary students and shelter medicine specialists, shelter consultations, disease outbreak investigations, continuing education, and research to solve the problems confronting animal shelters. Dr. Levy's research and clinical interests center on feline infectious diseases, neonatal kitten health, humane alternatives for cat population control, and immunocontraceptive vaccines for cats. Dr. Levy's accomplishments include publication of more than 100 journal articles and textbook chapters.

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