The ASPCA believes animals in shelters must routinely receive necessary and appropriate care. Our shelter medicine experts, Animal Poison Control Center staff and network of shelter partners provide expertise on disease management, intake and poison control to help you keep the animals in your care healthy.
Ringworm Management for Animal Shelters
Watch these 2 ringworm management videos to help you screen and test for this highly contagious fungus.
How Many Parvo Vaccines Should Puppies Have Before Transport?
Discover the results of the ASPCA’s study on vaccinating puppies for parvovirus by reading the study and reviewing an accompanying video.
Treating Snake Bites in Pets
Learn about the 4 venomous snakes in the US and the factors that contribute to whether a dog or cat will survive a snakebite, including the location of the bite, the type of snake, the size of the pet, and the length of time before they get medical treatment.
Maddie’s Fund Awards Dr. Lila Miller the 2021 Avanzino Leadership Award
Discover how Dr. Lila Miller championed the field of shelter medicine and received a leadership award from a prominent animal welfare organization.