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December 2011

Adventures in Shelter Medicine, Thailand Edition

Shelter Medicine Resident Dr. Katherine Polak is blogging from Thailand, where she's providing assistance to an emergency shelter that's helping dogs affected by this year's severe flooding.

Adventures in Shelter Medicine

Dr. Katherine Polak, a trainee in Maddie's Shelter Medicine Residency, is spending four weeks in Asia learning about community animal issues and assisting with the emergency sheltering of dogs displaced during the recent devastating floods in Bangkok, Thailand. She's keeping us posted on her adventures from across the globe.

Tracking Infectious Disease After Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina devastated communities along the coast, rescue organizations from across the country stepped in to support displaced companion animals.  But testing nearly 500 animals revealed infectious disease concerns in animals that were transported nationwide.  This article in DVM360 highlights our study and explores issues of inter-regional rescue and…