In-Shelter Diagnostics - Minimize Errors and Maximize Patient Care

July 2019 by Elise Gingrich, DVM, MPH, MS, ACVPM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice), Senior Director of Shelter Medicine Services, ASPCA

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

Video Length: 59:18

How often do you perform in-shelter diagnostics such as a fecal, heartworm test, or cytology? Proper technique helps to ensure more accurate results you can feel confident in. This workshop reviews proper techniques and discusses common mistakes when performing in-shelter diagnostic tests. (hint - there is a reason pipettes are included with a heartworm test!) This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Elise Gingrich, DVM

Dr. Gingrich earned her DVM from Iowa State University in 2005. She worked in a small animal/exotics general practice for two years in the Chicago area before moving to Colorado to complete a shelter medicine residency at Colorado State University. During her residency Dr. Gingrich earned her MPH from University of Iowa (2007) and her MS from Colorado State University (2010). After completing her residency, Dr. Gingrich became the Medical Director for Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control where she served as the first staff veterinarian for the organization from 2010-2011. In 2011 she became the Supervising Veterinarian for Larimer Humane Society in Loveland, CO where she worked until joining the ASPCA in 2019.

Dr. Gingrich is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Shelter Medicine Practice. She is also a past president and board member of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and affiliate faculty at Colorado State University.


 

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