They Can't be Available for Adoption Until When?! Neonatal Care in the Animal Shelter

July 2019 by Erin Henry, VMD, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University

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

Video Length: 55:15

Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for those tiny bottle baby kittens who come through your shelter's doors? Or wondered how their pathway to adoption can be optimized? This workshop discusses the developmental stages, care and pathway planning for neonatal kittens and puppies in the shelter. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Erin Henry, DVM

Dr. Henry is a clinical instructor for the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and was a Shelter Medicine Intern at Cornell from 2012-2013. Following her internship, she worked for a small, non-profit, limited admission shelter in Southern New Jersey where she provided high-quality high-volume spay neuter services and managed the care of the shelter animals. She returned to Cornell as an instructor in 2017.

At Cornell you can find her teaching 4th year students and interns medicine and surgery at the SPCA of Tompkins County, lecturing on companion animal welfare and shelter medicine topics in the classroom, and consulting with regional shelters on best practices in sheltering. Her clinical interests include shelter animal relocation programs; management of behavioral health; and diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.


 

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