One of the most challenging experiences for foster caregivers is when foster kittens are ill. But there are straightforward strategies we can implement to help foster caregivers prevent disease and recognize it early when it does occur. Many of these same strategies will also help to keep foster caregivers, their homes and their resident pets safe and healthy. Learn ten important action items that you can implement for your foster network to help prevent and recognize disease in foster kittens.
Learn what sheltering organizations can do before sending kittens into foster care to promote foster kitten health
Learn how to advise foster caregivers on key disease recognition strategies
Learn foster network management strategies and protocols to mitigate disease risks
Foster caregivers, shelter staff and volunteers
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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.