Shelter Medicine Symposium

Despite a looming Immunology exam on Monday, I will spend the entire day at the Shelter Medicine Symposium hosted by the Student Association of Shelter Veterinarians (SASV) at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Given that shelter medicine is the reason I left graduate school in Psychology and entered the field of veterinary medicine, this is something I am extremely passionate about. As an officer in SASV, I help plan events such as this symposium and we are setting up a panel to discuss “no kill” shelters and other related issues.

The lecturers presenting at the Shelter Medicine Symposium are some of the best in the field and will cover a variety of important topics in the world of shelter medicine today. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

Minimum standards of care for sheltered animals
Sandra Newbury, DVM

Effective and Successful Emergency Triage on a Budget
Karl Jandrey, DVM,DACVECC

A Review of Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Niels Pedersen, DVM, PhD

Rescue Groups: Getting Animals to Safety-Safely!
Cindi Delany, DVM

Microchips: Every little chip helps
Tess Kommedal, DVM

Informed Shelter Medicine Diagnostics
Patty Pesavento, DVM, PhD