Video Length: 32 minutes
Veterinarians specializing in shelter medicine are solving puzzles as complicated as controlling fatal disease outbreaks to devising simple practices to control stress and promote welfare. Find out how shelter medicine programs can help you reach your life-saving goals in this video from Maddie's Fund® day-long session at the 2010 HSUS EXPO Conference.
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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.