Join shelter medicine experts, veterinarians, residents, students and staff
for a day of new information, networking and resource-building!
The Shelter Medicine Symposium has been approved for 5 CE units with 1 additional unit pending.
NEW!! WEBCAST WILL BE AVAILABLE!!
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a LIVE webcast of the Symposium!
To register for the webcast, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE, and choose one of the webcast registration/pricing options. After your registration is completed, instructions on how to log in on the day of the event will be emailed to the address you provide.
You will also receive a digital copy of the lecture proceedings.
CE credit WILL be available to webcast viewers/participants,
but you must register individually for the event -- and sign in individually --
to the webcast in order to receive credit.
If you have any further questions regarding the webcasting feature, please email HERE.
8:00 AM Registration (and complimentary continental breakfast)
9:00 AM Feline Infectious Diarrhea
Jane E. Sykes, BVSc (Hons), Ph.D., DACVIM
University of California, Davis
Jane Sykes is a Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of California,
Davis. She has a special interest in small animal infectious diseases, and has coauthored
over 50 publications on the subject. She is co-founder of the International Society for
Companion Animal Infectious Diseases. Her research interests include canine and feline
hemotropic mycoplasma infections, tick-borne infectious diseases, leptospirosis,
antimicrobial resistance and deep mycoses of dogs and cats.
10:10 AM Canine Parvovirus: Myths, Facts and Options for Prevention and Control
Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM
Koret Shelter Medicine Program - University of California, Davis
Kate Hurley, Director of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, began her career
as an animal control officer in 1989. After graduating from the UCD School of Veterinary
Medicine in 1999, Dr. Hurley worked as a shelter veterinarian in California and Wisconsin.
In 2001, she returned to UCD to complete a residency in shelter medicine, and
upon completion, became the program's director. Dr. Hurley has authored numerous
publications related to shelter medicine, including co-authoring the Association of Shelter
Veterinarians' Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, and co-editing the
textbook Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters. Her interests include
population health and infectious disease, with a particular emphasis on feline upper
respiratory infection. And ballroom dance.
12:10 PM LUNCH -- Join us for a complimentary Cinco de Mayo fiesta lunch!!
1:10 PM Management, Care and Enrichment of Rabbits in the Shelter Environment
Lisa Franck, DVM
Bel Marin Animal Hospital and Alto Tiburon Veterinary Hospital
SaveABunny Rabbit Rescue
After graduating from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, Dr. Franck was employed as a
shelter veterinarian at the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA where she gained her initial interest in
rabbit shelter care and rescue. She is currently working in the San Francisco Bay Area as an
associate veterinarian at Bel Marin Animal Hospital and Alto Tiburon Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Franck has
a special interest in rabbit medicine and spends time volunteering with the Saveabunny Rabbit Rescue in
Mill Valley where she assists with exams, treatments, and socialization. Dr. Franck also works with
various feline organizations. Dr. Franck’s special interests also include behavior, oncology, shelter
medicine and feline medicine
2:20 PM Pediatric Spay and Neuter Surgical Techniques
Michelle Amtower, DVM
Humane Alliance of Western North Carolina, Inc.
Dr. Amtower graduated from West Virginia University in 1987 with a B.S. in Animal and
Veterinary Science, and the Ohio State University in 1990 with a DVM. She started in
spay/neuter and shelter work in 1993 in Greenville, SC, helped with Humane Alliance's
opening in 1994, worked relief at Humane Alliance through the '90s and made the move to
Asheville and Humane Alliance in 2002.
3:30 PM FIV and FeLV Infections: A Study in Similarities and Contrasts
Niels C. Pederson, DVM, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Dr. Pedersen is a 1967 graduate of UC Davis SVM and completed an internship in small
animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University. After a very brief stint in private
practice in Hollywood, he enrolled in the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian
National University, Canberra, and completed his PhD in Experimental Pathology and
Immunology in 1972. He returned to UC Davis at that time and has remained at Davis ever
since. Dr. Pedersen spent 17 years in the clinics, specializing in feline medicine, feline
infectious diseases and immunologic diseases of dogs. He taught courses in small animal
infectious diseases, clinical immunology and feline medicine for 25 years. Dr. Pedersen is
currently Director of the Center for Companion Animal Health and the Veterinary Genetics
laboratory and has earned the rank of distinguished professor. He continues to be active in
research on feline infectious peritonitis and on the genetics of immune diseases in dogs.
Registration includes attendance at all sessions, complimentary breakfast and lunch, conference proceedings and CE certificate.
(CE information will be collected through the registration process.)
UCD VTMH Staff &Students
Registration options for 'WEBCAST ONLY' are available! Click REGISTER NOW to view rates.