Caroline Tripp, President 
Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians - UC Davis 


Saturday May 5, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT

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UC Davis 
Gladys Valley - 1020
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

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2012 Shelter Medicine Symposium
Saturday, May 5, 2012

UC Davis - Gladys Valley Hall - Room 1020


hosted by the Student Chapter of
the Association of Shelter Veterinarians at the
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

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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.

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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
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.


Register Now!

    Registration includes attendance at all sessions, complimentary breakfast and lunch, conference proceedings and CE certificate. 

(CE information will be collected through the registration process.)





General Public
incl. non-DVM/RVT Shelter Staff


UCD VTMH Staff &Students
(non-Club members)


Club Members



Registration options for 'WEBCAST ONLY' are available!  Click REGISTER NOW to view rates.


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