Brenda Griffin

Brenda Griffin, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DABVP

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Of Shelter Medicine

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 273-8660
Business Email: griffb@ufl.edu

About Brenda Griffin

Dr. Griffin is an adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida. Her professional interests surround shelter animal behavior and welfare, population health and wellness, and strategies to prevent animals from entering shelters. Dr. Griffin was a co-founder of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs. She served on the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Board of Directors. She is a co-author of ASV’s Guidelines for High Quality High Volume Spay Neuter and ASV’s Guideline for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. She served as the Regent for the new specialty in Shelter Medicine: ABVP-SMP and remains actively involved with leadership. Currently, she is the lead author for the Fear Free Shelter Program. Dr. Griffin lives in South Carolina.

Accomplishments

Fear Free Elite Professional Certification, Fear Free Trainer Certified
2019 · Fear Free

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
  • Shelter Medicine Practice
    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)

Publications

2018
Accuracy of a point-of-care luteinizing hormone test for help in distinguishing between sexually intact and ovariectomized or castrated domestic cats.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 20(10):955-961 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X17738856. [PMID] 29099270.
2016
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ 2016 Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 249(2):165-88 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.249.2.165. [PMID] 27379593.
2012
Effects of maternally-derived antibodies on serologic responses to vaccination in kittens.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 14(2):118-23 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X11432239. [PMID] 22314087.
2012
Prevalence of serum antibody titers against feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus 1, and feline calicivirus in cats entering a Florida animal shelter.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 241(10):1320-5 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.241.10.1320. [PMID] 23113524.
2010
Evaluation of collars and microchips for visual and permanent identification of pet cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 237(4):387-94 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.237.4.387. [PMID] 20707748.
2010
Use of a commercially available relaxin test for detection of pregnancy in cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 237(11):1267-74 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.237.11.1267. [PMID] 21118012.
2010
ZP-binding peptides identified via phage display stimulate production of sperm antibodies in dogs.
Animal reproduction science. 120(1-4):151-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2010.04.002. [PMID] 20434854.
2008
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians veterinary medical care guidelines for spay-neuter programs.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 233(1):74-86 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.233.1.74. [PMID] 18593314.
2006
Prevalence of Bartonella species, haemoplasma species, Ehrlichia species, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Neorickettsia risticii DNA in the blood of cats and their fleas in the United States.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 8(2):85-90 [PMID] 16290092.
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2005
Mutation of the GM2 activator protein in a feline model of GM2 gangliosidosis.
Acta neuropathologica. 110(5):443-50 [PMID] 16200419.
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Education

Master of Science
2001 · Auburn University
Residency – Small Animal Internal Medicine
1999 · Auburn University
Internship – Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
1991 · Angell Memorial Animal Hospital
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1990 · University of Georgia

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2013,2017-2020
VEM5381 Shelter Animal Health
2017-2020
VEM5321 Int Vet Med Shelt Sys
2011-2012,2018-2021
VEM5320 Shelter Behav/Welfare
2013,2016-2018
VME6811 Shelter Animal Physical Health
2011-2012,2016-2017
VEM5322 Shelter Medicine
2013-2015
VME6812 Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare
2013-2014
VEM5271 Sm An Reproduct Med
2012-2014
VEM5342 Community Cat Mgmt
2013
VME6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2012-2013
VEM5890 Consult in Shelter Me
2012
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8660
Emails:
Business:
griffb@ufl.edu