Feline retroviruses, namely Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), are challenging concerns for shelter cats in large part because of the complexity of diagnosis and management. Recent advances in our knowledge about retroviruses have added to this complexity and highlighted room for advancement in our management approach. In this webinar we will review the different retrovirus infections, and how to best manage these in the shelter environment. The information contained in this webinar includes updates from the 2020 AAFP Feline Retrovirus Management Guidelines.
Feline retroviral infections
Strategies for how to best address these infections in a shelter setting
Shelter staff, volunteers, and anyone who cares for cats in a shelter setting.
About the Presenters:
DVM, DABVP, Senior Director, Shelter Medicine
Dr. Erin Doyle is a Senior Director of Shelter Medicine in the ASPCA’s Shelter Medicine Services department and is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Doyle received her DVM from Tufts University in 2004. After several years in private practice, Dr. Doyle joined the shelter medicine team at the Animal Rescue League of Boston where she worked for over ten years before joining the ASPCA in June 2018. She also completed a fellowship with the Koret Shelter Medicine program at UC Davis in 2012. Dr. Doyle is the immediate past-president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and is an adjunct faculty member in Shelter Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.