July 2012 by Andrew Newmark, DVM

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

Video Length: 57 minutes

Dr. Andrew Newmark, Chief Veterinarian at Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, gives a wonderful and humorous presentation on Zoonoses at the 2012 ASPCA/Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference. Zoonoses are diseases that are transferrable between animals and humans. He discusses those zoonotic diseases that are commonly seen in animal shelters, as well as strategies for their prevention and control.

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Andrew Newmark, DVM

Dr. Andrew Newmark spent 12 years in private practice in New York City and Rochester, NY before becoming the first staff shelter veterinarian at Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, in 1999. He currently serves as Chief Veterinarian at Lollypop Farm. He provides surgical and medical care for the 12,000 animals admitted to the shelter yearly, as well as working with Humane Law Enforcement on animal cruelty cases. Dr. Newmark trains fourth year veterinary students and veterinary interns in surgery and shelter medicine. He has been a speaker at numerous local, state and regional conferences on zoonoses, veterinary forensics, animal cruelty and shelter medicine practices.