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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • January 1, 2009

    To Place or Not to Place?

    Households with children younger than 5 should not keep hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, or other rodents, according to a report in the October 2008 issue (Vol. 122, No. 4) of Pediatrics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2008

    Puppy Love that Lasts

    A study shows that pet owners feel more secure in their relationships with their pets than with their romantic partners.

  • November 1, 2008

    Neuter or Spay ??? The Right Way

    Spay/neuter programs may be all over the place, but the quality of care they offer doesn't have to be according to a new report published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

  • September 1, 2008

    Shelter Medicine: To Test or Not to Test

    Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus are the bad boys of the microbial kitty kingdom, but when is it in your shelter's best interest to test for these diseases? Here's a prescription shelters can use to inoculate the dilemma.

  • July 1, 2008

    Will Your Response be a Natural Disaster?

    A mock shelter evacuation illuminates the good, the bad, and the potentially lethal during crisis response.

  • July 1, 2008

    Knowing When to Nip it in the Buds

    A survey of scientific literature suggests the healthiest age to spay and neuter pets.

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