Brian A. DiGangi, DVM, MS, DABVP

Dr. Brian DiGangi

Diplomate, ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice, Shelter Medicine Practice)
Senior Director, Shelter Medicine, Shelter Outreach
ASPCA

Dr. Brian DiGangi is a Senior Director of Shelter Medicine for the ASPCA. He earned his DVM from the University of Florida in 2006 and is board certified in both Canine and Feline Practice and Shelter Medicine Practice. He served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians from 2010-2017, serving two terms as President and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the American Heartworm Society. Dr. DiGangi has published original research on feline adoption, canine heartworm disease, and immunology. Additional areas of interest include high-quality, high volume spay-neuter, veterinary field clinics, and shelter animal welfare. Prior to joining the ASPCA, he served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida from 2010-2017.

Education:

  • MS, University of Florida, 2011
  • Resident in Shelter Medicine, University of Florida, 2009-2010
  • Resident in Shelter Medicine, Cornell University, 2007-2009
  • Intern in Small Animal Medicine, Surgery and Critical Care,  Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview, NY, 2006-2007
  • DVM, University of Florida, 2006
  • BS, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, 2001

Awards:

  • Best Resident Platform Presentation, Small Animal, University of Florida, CVM, Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day (2010)

Publications:

  • DiGangi BA, Grijalva J, Puga Jaramillo EP, et al. Post-operative outcomes of surgical and chemical castration with zinc gluconate in dogs presenting to veterinary field clinics. Vet J 229; 26-30.
  • DiGangi BA, Johnson MD, Isaza N. Scrotal approach to canine orchiectomy. Clinician’s Brief, May 2016; p. 87-93.
  • DiGangi BA. Strategies for Infectious Disease Management in Shelter Cats. In Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine VII.  Ed. Little S.  St. Louis; Elsevier Saunders, 2015.
  • DiGangi BA, Levy JK, Griffin B, et al. Prevalence of serum antibody titers against feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus-1, and feline calicivirus in cats entering Florida animal shelters. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2012; 241: 1320-1325.
  • DiGangi BA, Levy JK, Griffin B, et al. Effects of maternally-derived antibodies on serologic responses to vaccination in kittens. J Feline Med Surg. 2012;14:118-123.
  • DiGangi BA, Gray LK, Levy JK, et al. Detection of protective antibody titers against feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus-1, and feline calicivirus in cats entering Florida animal shelters using a point-of-care ELISA. J Fel Med Surg 2011; 13, 912-918.
  • Griffin B, DiGangi BA, Bohling M. A Review of Neutering Cats.  In Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine VI.  Ed. August J.  St. Louis; Elsevier Saunders, 2009; 776-792.
  • DiGangi BA, Crawford PC, Levy JK. Outcome of cats adopted from a biomedical research program.  J Appl Anim Welfare Sci 2006; 9: 143-163.