December 2018 by Chumkee Aziz, DVM, Senior Director, ASPCA Northern Tier Shelter Initiative

Audience: Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 57:01

Proper sanitation, effective biosecurity, appropriate vaccination practices, and most importantly, housing and handling to minimize stress can decrease the prevalence of feline infectious diseases while simultaneously improving feline well-being in the shelter.

The more we learn about these diseases, the better prepared we are to prevent and manage them. This program provides an overview of common feline infectious diseases that remain persistent challenges for shelters.

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

About Dr. Chumkee Aziz

Chumkee Aziz obtained her DVM degree at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She completed a rotating internship at the ASPCA's Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in NYC in 2013 and a shelter medicine residency with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis in 2016.

She currently works for the ASPCA as a senior director for the Northern Tier Shelter Initiative. Her areas of focus include the role of community collaboration in mitigating pet homelessness, proactive shelter population management, and infectious disease prevention in shelters. She serves on the Association of Shelter Veterinarians' Board.