March 2012 by Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM

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

Video Length: 65 minutes

Dr. Kate Hurley, Director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis gives a wonderful presentation on sanitation in animal shelters at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation's 8th annual The Business of Saving Lives Conference.

Bio photo of Dr. Kate Hurley in a white lab coat with a stethoscope attending a large cat in a clinic

About Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM

Dr. Hurley has been working in shelters in almost every capacity since 1989. After graduation from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, Dr. Hurley worked as a shelter veterinarian in California and in Wisconsin. In 2001 she returned to Davis for further training as the world's first resident in Shelter Medicine. During her residency, Dr. Hurley completed her Masters of Preventative Veterinary Medicine (MPVP) with emphasis in Epidemiology. Dr. Hurley has become a recognized leader in the field of shelter medicine. She assisted in developing guidelines for shelter animal vaccination in conjunction with the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association, co-edited the textbook Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters and served as a co-author for the Association of Shelter Veterinarians' Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. She was awarded "Shelter Veterinarian of the Year" in 2006 by the American Humane Association.