May 2010 by Jan Scarlett, DVM

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

Video Length: 26 minutes

Effective, ethical animal welfare organizations maximize the health and well-being of their shelter populations through good shelter medicine practices, robust foster and adoption programs, and creative marketing - all designed to get dogs and cats in and out of the shelter in a matter of days. Learn how it's done from some of the nation's most successful and resourceful leaders during Maddie's Fund® day-long session at the 2010 HSUS EXPO Conference.

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Bio photo of Dr. Jan Scarlett in a white lab coat, examining a cat

About Jan Scarlett, DVM

Dr. Scarlett is a Professor of Epidemiology and the Director of Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University. In 2005, Dr. Scarlett led a team that launched a comprehensive shelter medicine program with residency training. Her current teaching and research interests focus on the prevention and control of diseases in animal shelters. She is also involved in the epidemiologic study of preventive factors for pet surplus in the United States including spay/neuter programs, pet trafficking, veterinary activities impacting relinquishment to animal shelters, and valid epidemiologic uses of shelter software programs.