The ASV is the professional organization for shelter veterinarians, consisting of over 1500 members and 28 student chapters from around the globe.
The mission of the ASV is to advance and support the practice of shelter medicine in order to improve community animal health and well-being.
NEW LOGO! The ASV Board of Directors are excited to reveal a new logo for the organization! ASV has grown and seen a lot of changes since it was first established. There have many exciting developments in recent years and the Board felt it was time to update the logo to reflect these changes and present a more modern look. You will see the changes take effect on July 15th. We hope you like the new look!
REGISTER NOW for the annual ABVP Symposium to be held from October 6-9, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Debra Zoran will present chronic diarrhea in kittens and cats, diarrhea in kittens, nutrition in the shelter setting, and lessons learned from fires, floods, explosions, tornadoes, and Ebola: The Texas A&M VET experience (workshop). Dr. Sara Bennett will present behavior assessment tools for dogs in a shelter setting, veterinary psychopharmaceuticals and their use in shelter medicine, behavior modification for cats in shelters and foster homes, and shelter animal behavior cases (workshop). Four research abstracts which pertain to Shelter Medicine will also be presented. For more detailed information regarding the Shelter Medicine track please see conference website: http://www.abvp.com/symposium
Continuing Education Opportunity – The American Association of Feline Practitioners, 2016 Conference, “Feline Behavior and Respiratory Diseases” will be held from November 3-6, 2016 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. For further information and registration details go to http://www.catvets.com/education/conference/educational-program-2016
CVC San Diego will be held from December 8-11, 2016. Register before August 10th to receive discounted rate. Dr. Phil Bushby will present 3 hours of information related to the 2016 revisions to the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs. Dr. Amanda Dykstra will present the following ‘Managing parvovirus outbreak without euthanizing puppies,’ ‘Humane feline housing in animal shelters,’ ‘Assessing shelter health through monitoring data,’ Implementing healthy intake protocols,’ ‘Feline URI management in the shelter,’ and ‘What is titering all about: A simple approach to managing outbreaks.’ For further information and to register, see conference website: http://www.thecvc.com/dates-and-locations/cvc-san-diego-2/
The Midwest Veterinary Conference will be held February 23-26, 2017, in the Greater Columbus Convention Center (Ohio). Dr. Rachel Touroo will be discussing several veterinary forensics topics. Drs. Phil Bushby and Brenda Griffin will be presenting information related to The Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ 2016 Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs. There will be 27 CE hours within the Shelter Medicine track plus 6 CE hours designed for humane agents. Other tracks that may be of interest to shelter veterinarians include Behavior, Public Health, and Small Animal Medicine. Keep an eye on the following website for updated and detailed information: http://mvcinfo.org/registration/dates.html
ASV Past President, Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore in the news and doing great things! Read all about her new project in suspected cases of animal abuse in the Boston area.
Million Cat Challenge Update - Half a million cats saved so far!! Read more
Board Certification in Shelter Veterinary Medicine is now a reality!