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  • July 1, 2009

    Shelter Medicine: The Best Medicine

    Upper respiratory infections in cats are an ongoing challenge for shelter staff seeking to keep their kitties healthy and adoptable. Brenda Griffin, D.V.M., lays the groundwork for an approach to keep cats wheeze-free.

  • July 1, 2009

    Field Trip: Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Brazos Animal Shelter

    The Brazos Animal Shelter does not have a staff veterinarian, but through a partnership with Texas A&M University, veterinary students provide crucial medical care to shelter animals during all four years of their professional training.

  • May 1, 2009

    Shelter Medicine: Handling Large Scale Raids

    Animals brought to shelters in mass numbers don't just come from animal hoarders. They may also arrive from raids on puppy mills, pet shops, or illegal animal shipments, or be victims of natural or manmade disasters. All shelters should have a plan in place for handling the influx when such situations occur.

  • May 1, 2009

    The Swine Flu To-Do

    As public concern over the recent swine flu outbreak grows, get tips on how to handle inquiries from your community'and how to protect yourself and your staff.

  • March 1, 2009

    Shelter Medicine: Revisiting the Basics: The Importance of Sterilization

    Spay/neuter services are at the heart of proactive efforts to reduce the number of animals entering shelters. Dr. Brenda Griffin discusses strategies for ensuring that animals are sterilized prior to adoption.

  • January 1, 2009

    Shelter Medicine: How Much Care is Enough?

    The explosion of new medical information and treatment options has created ethical quandaries for shelters: How much care is enough? What can the shelter afford to spend? Lila Miller offers her thoughts on making treatment decisions.

  • January 1, 2009

    Wild Things: Mice

    Our wildlife expert provides tips on humanely and effectively preventing house mice from taking up residence in your shelter.

  • January 1, 2009

    Getting a Grip on Infectious Diseases

    A new manual helps shelters battle the common problem of infection control.

  • January 1, 2009

    People Power: Philip Bushby

    Though Philip Bushby teaches at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he is rarely on campus. Instead, he is on the road three to six days a week, carrying out his life's work and passion-changing the veterinary profession's attitudes toward animal welfare.

  • November 1, 2008

    Shelter Medicine: A Passion for Shelter Work'and for Cats

    In this introductory column, our new veterinary columnist, Dr. Brenda Griffin, tells of her pioneering pursuit into shelter medicine, and how listening to her heart changed her life.

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