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Shelter Medicine Academic Consortium Updates Quarantine Guidelines for the and Sheltering of Animals Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19)
Read newly updated guidelines for animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic released by AVMA, CDC and university shelter medicine programs.
ASPCA Statement of Support for Veterinarians Considering Megestrol Acetate as a Temporary Contraceptive for Female Cats During COVID-19
Read the ASPCA’s statement of support for veterinarians considering megestrol acetate as a temporary contraceptive for female cats during the COVID-19 crisis.
How to Create Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection
Learn how to easily convert your health certificates, or certificates of veterinary inspection (CVIs), from paper to electronic forms.
How Animal Shelters Can Prepare for and Respond to Pet Food Recalls
Discover simple protocols animal shelters can use to manage dog and cat food recalls.
Fear Free: Helping Shelter Pets Find Health, Happiness, and Homes
Join Dr. Brenda Griffin as she introduces attendees to the concepts behind Fear Free and how they can apply to your shelter operations.
They Did It: Enhanced Cageless Cat Housing with Local Landmark Décor
The San Francisco SPCA describes how pets and people benefit from cleverly designed replicas of iconic landmarks in their shelter.
Creating Thoughtful Community Collaborations that Support Pets and Their Owners
Learn more about programs and services from animal welfare professionals that provide pet owners with the support they need to care for their pets.
Northern Tier Shelter Initiative Zoomies: An Introduction to Shelter Medicine
This webinar will share best practices for the standard of care in shelters and available resources and tools for shelter medicine.
Fast Track FAQs
Find the answers to your questions about fast track and slow track for your shelter population.