Feline Coronavirus and FIP: What's New?

December 2018 by Dr. Elizabeth Berliner and Dr. Gary Whittaker

Audience: Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 54:45

Veterinarians and researchers have been working on the mystery of FIP for 60 years. However, new technologies are accelerating our acquisition of knowledge and potential treatments.

This lecture focuses on updates and where we go from here in diagnosing and managing this disease.

This presentation was recorded at the 2018 ASPCA-Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Dr. Elizabeth Berliner

Dr. Elizabeth Berliner holds a BA in English literature from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and an MA in English from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. In 2003, she earned her DVM from Cornell, and is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice and Canine and Feline Practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She serves on the Association of Shelter Veterinarian's Board of Directors and the credentials committee for the new shelter medicine specialty.

At Cornell, she directs the internship in shelter medicine, trains veterinary students in both classroom and shelter settings, and consults with animal shelters regarding best practices. Dr. Berliner also acts as seasonal lead veterinarian for the HSVMA's Rural Area Veterinary Services program, which facilitates mobile spay/neuter and preventive medicine clinics in rural areas of the U.S. to communities without access to veterinary care.


 

About Dr. Gary Whittaker

Dr. Gary Whittaker is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He received a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Leeds University U.K. where he studied the molecular biology and biochemistry of equine herpesvirus. He obtained postdoctoral training at Yale University, studying the cell biology of influenza virus replication.

Dr. Whittaker's laboratory is focused on the entry of influenza viruses, rhaboviurses, and coronaviruses into host cells and is funded by research grants from the National Institutes of Health.


 

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