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  • Shelter medicine, hope, and a community coming together to help animals: The Puerto Rico story continues
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    “Listen, you have to eat,” said Dr. Cynda Crawford. Cradled in her left hand was a tiny puppy who wasn’t yet weaned. Crawford was attempting to bottle-feed the pup while at the same time answering questions about animals up for adoption and overseeing the second day of activity at the... Read more »
  • How PetSmart Charities is helping UF train the next generation of shelter veterinarians
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    What began as a way to help cats in one community has grown to a global educational model educating shelter and private practice veterinarians in high quality, high volume spay/neuter programs, thanks to 15 years of funding from PetSmart Charities. PetSmart Charities has long been a pioneer in recognizing the importance... Read more »
  • The early bird gets reduced admission to the ABVP conference and its amazing shelter medicine track
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    The temperatures might be sizzling this summer, but the hottest event for shelter veterinarians is happening this fall. It’s the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners’ Annual Symposium, scheduled for Oct. 11-14, ,2018, in Tampa, Fla. Because ABVP is the umbrella organization for the Shelter Medicine Specialty as well as the... Read more »
  • New approaches to compassion fatigue can change your life for good
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    Does this sound familiar? Your emotions are all over the place, swinging between numbness and tears, resentment and compassion, depression and overwork? Are you irritable, and finding it hard to locate your empathy? Are you wondering if you’re really cut out to work in a caring profession, but starting to... Read more »
  • Shelter medicine and hope go to work for a Puerto Rico animal sanctuary
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    Shelter stories are rarely simple, as Dr. Julie Levy will tell you. “A shelter is a safety net of last resort,” she says. “It’s always more desirable to provide support for animals to stay in their current homes or to make adoption easier and more seamless.” With that goal in mind,... Read more »

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