Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff

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Lila Miller, Stephen Zawistowski
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 4, 2013 - Medical - 744 pages
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Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, SecondEdition is the premier reference on shelter medicine. Dividedinto sections on management, species-specific animal husbandry,infectious disease, animal cruelty, shelter programs, behavior, andspay/neuter, the new edition has been reformatted in a moreuser-friendly design with briefer chapters and informationcross-referenced between chapters.  Maintaining a herd healthapproach, new and expanded chapters address issues of husbandry,infectious disease management, behavior forensics, populationmanagement, forensic toxicology, animal cruelty and hoarding,enrichment in shelters, spay/neuter, and shelter design.

Now in full color, this fully updated new edition delivers avast array of knowledge necessary to provide appropriate and humanecare for shelter animals.  Veterinarians, veterinarytechnicians and shelter professionals will find this to be thego-to resource on the unique aspects of shelter medicine that helpfacilitate operating a modern, efficient, and humane shelter.


  • Features expanded husbandry coverage to include cats in depthand small mammals
  • Presents new treatment and control guidelines for infectiousdiseases
  • Offers a full color, user-friendly design with informationcross-referenced between chapters
  • Maintains a herd health approach
  • Provides updated and expanded coverage of animal cruelty,including new laws, animal hoarding, forensics, and toxicology
  • Includes new information on shelter design, sanitation, andspay/neuter techniques and  programs

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More on animal welfare and cruelty cases than in the 1st edition. Shelter programs, feline colonies, behavior evaluation for adoption are discussed. The infectious disease management section is ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

About the Author Lila Miller, BS, DVM, is Vice President of Veterinary Outreach and Veterinary Advisor of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York, NY.  She is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is co–editor of the textbook Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters, and has over 30 years of experience working in the field of animal sheltering.   Dr. Miller co–founded the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) in 2001 and served as a member of the task force that researched and wrote the ASV Guidelines for the Standards of Care of Shelter Animals. Stephen Zawistowski, PhD, CAAB, is the Science Advisor for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York, NY.  He holds a PhD in Behavior Genetics and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist.  He also is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine and an adjunct faculty member in the Anthrozoology Graduate Program at Canisius College.  Dr. Zawistowski is the founding co–editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare and Science . 

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