Health Breakthroughs for Every Cat: FIP and Beyond
Feline Health Symposium

EveryCat Health Foundation, in collaboration with the UF Shelter Medicine Program, presents “Health Breakthroughs for Every Cat: FIP and Beyond,” a feline health symposium.

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Join pioneers in cat health from across the globe who will be presenting on topics such as FIP, Kitten Health, Cat Friendly Homing, Treating Chronic Pain, Community Cats, FeLV, and more.

RACE (Registry of Approved Continuing Education): This program has been approved for 12 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. To receive your credit, please select the RACE credit tickets.

Conference Recordings

The session recordings are now uploaded and available for viewing! You must have already registered for the conference to view recordings. To view, simply navigate to the Agenda tab on the WHOVA app, then select the session you wish to view, and the recording will appear in the viewing window.

IMPORTANT: The recordings will only be available through December 31, 2022.

An email from EveryCat Health Foundation was sent on July 26, 2022 with information about viewing on-demand for CE credits. If you are seeking CE credits, please read the instructions in the email carefully before you begin viewing any of the sessions.

*If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder before contacting EveryCat. If it is not in your spam file, please email

*If you have problems viewing the videos here, please reach out to the WHOVA at

Keynote Speakers

*Dr. Niels C. Pedersen, DVM, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Niels Pedersen sitting in a chair holding a black cat

Dr. Julie Levy, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DABVP (Shelter medicine practice)

Fran Marino Endowed Distinguished Professor of Shelter Medicine Education
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida

Dr. Levy with her white cat

Distinguished Speaker List

Dr. Emi Barker, BSc(RVC), BVSc, Ph.D., DipECVIM-CA

Referral Clinician, Clinical Pathology and Infectious Diseases Lead
University of Bristol

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Dr. John Boone, Ph.D.

Research Director
Great Basin Bird Observatory

picture of Dr. John Boone

Dr. Tyler Flockhart, Ph.D.

Population Ecologist and Conservation Biologist
Flockhart Consulting
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

a picture of Dr. Tyler Flockhart

*Vicky Halls, RVN Dip Couns, Cat Advocacy Project Manager

Cat Advocacy Project Manager, Cat-friendly Homing
International Cat Care

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Dr. Sarah Jones, DVM

University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sarah Jones, DVM UF intern

Robin Kintz

FIP warriors

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Dr. Jennifer Lauren Lopez, DVM, MBA

Professional Services Veterinarian, Northeast
Antech Diagnostics and Imaging

Dr. Jennifer Lopez sitting on a couch with her 3 French bulldogs and small white poodle

*Dr. Jacqueline Norris, BVSc (Hons), MVS (Melb), Ph.D., FASM, MASID, Grad Cert Educ Stud (Higher), IVAS Cert. Acup, RCVS (Veterinary Microbiology)

Professor of Veterinary Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
University of Sydney

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Dr. Wendy Novicoff, Ph.D

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Public Health Sciences
University of Virginia School of Medicine

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Dr. Sheila Robertson, BVMS (Hons), Ph.D., DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), MRCVS

Senior Medical Director
Lap of Love

a picture of Dr. Sheila Robertson holding her cat

Dr. Kelly St. Denis, DVM, MS, DABVP (feline)

Editor, Consultant, Relief Veterinarian
St. Denis Professional Corp.

A picture of Kelly St. Denise sitting next to a wall gallery of her diplomas

Dr. Vicki Thayer, DVM, DABVP (feline)

Director Emeritus
EveryCat Health Foundation

Dr. Vicki Thayer holding a black cat

* appearing virtually


We are grateful to our early sponsors for helping make this event possible:

  • Special FIP Session Sponsor: Zoetis
  • FIP Speaker Sponsor: Anivive
  • General Session Speaker(s) Sponsors: Antech, IDEXX, Royal Canin, Zoetis
  • Hospitality Sponsor: BasePaws
  • Contributing Sponsor: Cat Fanciers’ Association
  • Fabulous Feline Fête Collaborator: The International Cat Association (TICA) and Dr. Elsey’s
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Feline Health and Welfare Research

Our UF team is conducting the world’s first lifetime study of cats with FeLV that has already resulted in better diagnostic testing protocols and understanding how FeLV virus levels impact cat lifespan. We are also breaking new ground in protocols for affordable and practical treatment of deadly FIP in animal shelters. Your donations to our research programs will advance these critical studies with a direct impact on evidence-driven feline healthcare.