Feline upper respiratory infection (URI) is a persistent challenge for many shelters. Proper cleaning, appropriate vaccination practices and, most importantly, housing and handling to minimize stress can lead to a dramatic reduction in feline URI while simultaneously improving well-being.
By the end of this 60-minute webinar, you will develop an understanding about:
Why preventing feline URI is more effective than treating it
Effective ways to help reduce feline stress and URI prevalence in the shelter setting
Recommendations for treatment and management of feline URI that are proven to work
This webinar is best suited for director of operations, shelter managers, shelter vets and rescue organizations who care for cats.
DVM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice), Senior Director, Shelter Medicine, ASPCA
Chumkee obtained her DVM degree at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She completed a rotating internship at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in NYC in 2013 and a shelter medicine residency with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis, in 2016. She currently works for the ASPCA as a senior director in the shelter medicine services department. Her areas of focus include the role of community collaboration in mitigating pet homelessness, proactive shelter population management, and infectious disease prevention in shelters. Chumkee is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She joined the ASV Board in 2017 and currently serves as the Board President.