Video Length: 54 minutes
FIP is a progressive, fatal disease that may develop in cats following infection with a coronavirus. This session, given by Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, MA, DABVP, at the 2014 ASPCA/Cornell Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference, will provide an overview of FIP, covering disease transmission, clinical signs and diagnosis, as well as providing an update on new research that may lead to improved diagnostic testing and treatment in the future. Management and prevention of infection in shelter environments is emphasized.
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Dr. Elizabeth Berliner currently serves as the Director of Clinical Programs for Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University. She received her Bachelor's in English Literature from Union College (Schenectady, NY), a Master's in English from Binghamton University and her DVM from Cornell University. She worked as a veterinarian both in private practice and in animal shelters in Baltimore, MD before returning to Cornell in January of 2010. Her recent projects include the launching of an official clinical rotation in shelter medicine for veterinary students, as well as creating other opportunities bridging veterinary student training with collaborative shelter and community programs. She also serves as a consultant and lead field veterinarian for the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association's Rural Area Veterinary Services Program, which facilitates mobile spay/neuter and preventive medicine clinics in rural areas of the U.S. that are without access to routine veterinary care.