Julie K Levy

Julie K Levy,

Fran Marino Endowed Professor Of Shelter Medicine Education

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 258-6658
Business Email: levyjk@ufl.edu

About Julie K Levy

Dr. Julie Levy is the Fran Marino Professor of Shelter Medicine Education at the University of Florida, where she focuses on the health and welfare of animals in shelters, feline infectious diseases, and humane alternatives for cat population control. She founded Operation Catnip, a nonprofit university-based community cat trap-neuter-return program that has spayed, neutered, and vaccinated more than 65,000 cats in Gainesville since 1998. In 2008, she joined Dr. Cynda Crawford to found Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, an educational and discovery initiative with a global impact on the care of homeless animals. In 2014, she joined Dr. Kate Hurley to launch the Million Cat Challenge, a shelter-based campaign to save millions of cats in shelters across North America.

Accomplishments

Exceptional Course Development Award
2020 · University of Florida Information Technology Center for Instructional Technology and Training
Pet-Friendly Sheltering Certification
2020 · Florida State Agricultural Response team
Fear Free Certified Veterinary Professional Level 3
2019 · Fear Free Program
Fear Free Shelters Certification
2019 · Fear Free Shelters Program
Avanzino Leadership Award
2017 · Maddie's Fund
Maddie's Fund Hero Award
2017 · Maddie's Fund
UF Research Foundation Professorship
2017 · University of Florida
Meritorious Service Award
2016 · Association of Shelter Veterinarians
Distinguished Alumni Award
2015 · North Carolina State University
Inducted
2014 · National Academies of Practice
Community Service Award
2011 · Florida Veterinary Medical Association
Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Feline Medicine
2007 · European Society of Feline Medicine
Commendation for Community Service
2005 · Alachua County Board of Commissioners
Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year
2005 · Association of Women Veterinarians
Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
2003 · Pfizer
Clinical Investigator Award
2003 · Florida Veterinary Medical Association
Student Organization Advisor of the Year for the Student Chapter
2002 · American Association of Feline Practitioners, University of Florida
Superior Accomplishment Award, for establishment of Operation Catnip
2000 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
Distinguished Research Award
1993 · American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Silver Animal Bedside Manner Award
1993 · College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University

Board Certifications

  • Shelter Medicine Practice
    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine
    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-4849-288X

Areas of Interest
  • Animal welfare
  • Feline infectious diseases, FeLV, FIV, FIP
  • High quality high volume spay-neuter
  • Humane community cat management
  • Nonsurgical contraception in cats and dogs
  • Shelter medicine

Publications

2021
Feline Leukemia Virus p27 Antigen Concentration and Proviral DNA Load Are Associated with Survival in Naturally Infected Cats
Viruses. 13(2) [DOI] 10.3390/v13020302. [PMID] 33671961.
2021
Measuring the Humoral Immune Response in Cats Exposed to Feline Leukaemia Virus.
Viruses. 13(3) [DOI] 10.3390/v13030428. [PMID] 33800090.
2020
2020 AAFP Feline Retrovirus Testing and Management Guidelines.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 22(1):5-30 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X19895940. [PMID] 31916872.
2020
Assessment of body weight for age determination in kittens.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 22(4):322-328 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X19844846. [PMID] 30982390.
2020
Current knowledge about the antivirals remdesivir (GS-5734) and GS-441524 as therapeutic options for coronaviruses.
One health (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100128. [PMID] 32258351.
2020
Outcome of cats referred to a specialized adoption program for feline leukemia virus-positive cats
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 22(12):1160-1167 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612×20913359.
2020
Outcome of cats referred to a specialized adoption program for feline leukemia virus-positive cats.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 22(12):1160-1167 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X20913359. [PMID] 32338565.
2019
A Long-Term Lens: Cumulative Impacts of Free-Roaming Cat Management Strategy and Intensity on Preventable Cat Mortalities.
Frontiers in veterinary science. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2019.00238. [PMID] 31403048.
2019
Corrigendum: Decrease in Population and Increase in Welfare of Community Cats in a Twenty-Three Year Trap-Neuter-Return Program in Key Largo, FL: The ORCAT Program.
Frontiers in veterinary science. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2019.00099. [PMID] 31001547.
2018
Characteristics of clients and animals served by high-volume, stationary, nonprofit spay-neuter clinics.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 253(6):737-745 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.253.6.737. [PMID] 30179099.
2018
Effectiveness of GonaCon as an immunocontraceptive in colony-housed cats.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 20(8):786-792 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X18758549. [PMID] 29463201.
2018
Hybrid model intermediate between a laboratory and field study: A humane paradigm shift in feline research.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 20(9):803-810 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X18791872. [PMID] 30021502.
2018
Prevalence of enteropathogens in cats with and without diarrhea in four different management models for unowned cats in the southeast United States.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 236:49-55 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.04.008. [PMID] 29871750.
2018
Rapid Diagnosis of Babesia gibsoni by Point-of-Need Testing by Insulated Isothermal PCR in Dogs at High Risk of Infection.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 32(1):232-235 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.15033. [PMID] 29377357.
2017
Efficacy of Azithromycin and Compounded Atovaquone for Treatment of Babesia gibsoni in Dogs.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 31(4):1108-1112 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.14777. [PMID] 28625019.
2017
Performance of 4 Point-of-Care Screening Tests for Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 31(2):521-526 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.14648. [PMID] 28158913.
2017
Perioperative mortality in cats and dogs undergoing spay or castration at a high-volume clinic.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 224:11-15 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.05.013. [PMID] 28697869.
2017
Seroprevalence of heartworm infection, risk factors for seropositivity, and frequency of prescribing heartworm preventives for cats in the United States and Canada.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 250(8):873-880 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.250.8.873. [PMID] 28358636.
2017
Seroprevalences of feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus infection in cats in the United States and Canada and risk factors for seropositivity.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 251(2):187-194 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.251.2.187. [PMID] 28671491.
2016
Comparison of non-contact infrared thermometry and rectal thermometry in cats.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 18(10):798-803 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X15596564. [PMID] 26208866.
2016
Infectious diseases in dogs rescued during dogfighting investigations.
The Veterinary Journal. 211:64-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2016.02.012. [PMID] 27056107.
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.
2015
Inconsistent identification of pit bull-type dogs by shelter staff.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 206(2):197-202 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.07.019. [PMID] 26403955.
2015
Reference interval for rectal temperature in healthy confined adult cats.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 17(11):950-2 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X15582081. [PMID] 26486981.
2015
Vaccines for feline contraception: GonaCon GnRH-hemocyanin conjugate immunocontraceptive.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 17(9):758-65 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X15594989. [PMID] 26323799.
2014
Effect of high-impact targeted trap-neuter-return and adoption of community cats on cat intake to a shelter.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 201(3):269-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.05.001. [PMID] 24980808.
2014
Infectious diseases in large-scale cat hoarding investigations.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 201(2):189-95 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.05.020. [PMID] 24934262.
2014
Prevalence of upper respiratory pathogens in four management models for unowned cats in the Southeast United States.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 201(2):196-201 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.05.015. [PMID] 24923756.
2014
Simulating free-roaming cat population management options in open demographic environments.
PloS one. 9(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0113553. [PMID] 25426960.
2014
Tail vaccination in cats: a pilot study.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 16(4):275-80 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X13505579. [PMID] 24108201.
2014
Tail vaccination in cats: a pilot study.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 16(4):275-80 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X13505579. [PMID] 24108201.
2014
Use of visual and permanent identification for pets by veterinary clinics.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 201(1):46-50 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.04.024. [PMID] 24907866.
2013
2013 AAFP Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 15(9):785-808 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X13500429. [PMID] 23966005.
2013
2013 Disease information fact sheets
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
2013
Evaluation for Associations Between Bartonella Species Antibodies and Azotemia in Client-Owned Cats
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 27:726-727
2013
Outdoor Cats: Identifying Differences Between Stakeholder Beliefs, Perceived Impacts, Risk and Management
Biological Conservation. 167:414-424 [DOI] 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.034.
2012
Comparison of two assays for detection of antibodies against canine parvovirus and canine distemper virus in dogs admitted to a Florida animal shelter.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 240(9):1084-7 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.240.9.1084. [PMID] 22515628.
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
Enteropathogens identified in cats entering a Florida animal shelter with normal feces or diarrhea.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 241(3):331-7 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.241.3.331. [PMID] 22812469.
2012
Enteropathogens identified in dogs entering a Florida animal shelter with normal feces or diarrhea.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 241(3):338-43 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.241.3.338. [PMID] 22812470.
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.
2012
Renal disease in cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 26(2):238-43 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2011.00871.x. [PMID] 22269003.
2012
Surveillance of feral cats for influenza A virus in north central Florida.
Influenza and other respiratory viruses. 6(5):341-7 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00325.x. [PMID] 22212818.
2011
Contraceptive vaccines for the humane control of community cat populations.
American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989). 66(1):63-70 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1600-0897.2011.01005.x. [PMID] 21501281.
2011
Detection of protective antibody titers against feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus-1, and feline calicivirus in shelter cats using a point-of-care ELISA.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 13(12):912-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jfms.2011.07.009. [PMID] 21885311.
2011
Diagnostic, treatment, and prevention protocols for canine heartworm infection in animal sheltering agencies.
Veterinary parasitology. 176(4):333-41 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.01.018. [PMID] 21353743.
2011
Diagnostic, treatment, and prevention protocols for feline heartworm infection in animal sheltering agencies.
Veterinary parasitology. 176(4):342-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.01.019. [PMID] 21330060.
2011
Evaluation of medetomidine, ketamine and buprenorphine for neutering feral cats.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 13(12):896-902 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jfms.2011.06.010. [PMID] 21885310.
2011
Feline non-repetitive mitochondrial DNA control region database for forensic evidence.
Forensic science international. Genetics. 5(1):33-42 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fsigen.2010.01.013. [PMID] 20457082.
2011
Long-term fertility control in female cats with GonaCon™, a GnRH immunocontraceptive.
Theriogenology. 76(8):1517-25 [DOI] 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2011.06.022. [PMID] 21835455.
2011
Prevalence of infectious diseases in cats and dogs rescued following Hurricane Katrina.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 238(3):311-7 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.238.3.311. [PMID] 21281213.
2011
Use of Antibody Titers and Quantitative Pcr as Risk Assessment Tools for Management of An Outbreak of Canine Distemper and Parvovirus
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 25:708-709
2010
Association of Wolbachia with heartworm disease in cats and dogs.
Veterinary parasitology. 170(1-2):50-60 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetpar.2010.01.037. [PMID] 20193981.
2010
Developmental uterine anomalies in cats and dogs undergoing elective ovariohysterectomy.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 237(5):542-6 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.237.5.542. [PMID] 20807131.
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
Impact of publicly sponsored neutering programs on animal population dynamics at animal shelters: the New Hampshire and Austin experiences.
Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS. 13(3):191-212 [DOI] 10.1080/10888700903579903. [PMID] 20563902.
2010
Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis, Ehrlichia canis, and Borrelia burgdorferi in pet dogs, racing greyhounds, and shelter dogs in Florida.
Veterinary parasitology. 171(1-2):136-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetpar.2010.03.016. [PMID] 20399018.
2010
Prevalence of protective antibody titers for canine distemper virus and canine parvovirus in dogs entering a Florida animal shelter.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 236(12):1317-21 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.236.12.1317. [PMID] 20550446.
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.
2009
2008 Feline retrovirus management guidelines.
Compendium (Yardley, PA). 31(6) [PMID] 19746346.
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2009
Intracardiac foreign body in a dog.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 11(1):53-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2009.03.002. [PMID] 19423415.
2009
What is your diagnosis? Synovial cysts.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 235(8):945-6 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.235.8.945. [PMID] 19827978.
2008
2008 American Association of Feline Practitioners’ feline retrovirus management guidelines.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 10(3):300-16 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jfms.2008.03.002. [PMID] 18455463.
2008
Chronic disseminated Mycobacterium xenopi infection in a cat with idiopathic CD4+ T lymphocytopenia.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 22(4):1043-7 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2008.0108.x. [PMID] 18482275.
2008
Comparison of intratesticular injection of zinc gluconate versus surgical castration to sterilize male dogs.
American journal of veterinary research. 69(1):140-3 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.69.1.140. [PMID] 18167099.
2008
Detection of Hemoplasma Dna On the Gingiva and Claw Beds of Naturally Exposed Cats
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 22
2008
Differentiation of feline immunodeficiency virus vaccination, infection, or vaccination and infection in cats.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 22(2):330-4 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2008.0078.x. [PMID] 18371028.
2008
Effects of anesthesia and surgery on serologic responses to vaccination in kittens.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 233(1):116-21 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.233.1.116. [PMID] 18593319.
2008
Infectious diseases of dogs and cats on Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 22(1):60-5 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2007.0034.x. [PMID] 18289290.
2008
Sero-Survey of Feline Heartworm, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukemia Virus Infections in Cats
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 22
2008
Seroprevalences of feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus in cats with abscesses or bite wounds and rate of veterinarian compliance with current guidelines for retrovirus testing.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 232(8):1152-8 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.232.8.1152. [PMID] 18412524.
2008
Taking Aim At Felv and Fiv
Compendium-Continuing Education for Veterinarians. 30
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.
2007
Diagnosis and treatment of presumptive postobstructive pulmonary edema in a Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 38(2):317-22 [PMID] 17679517.
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2007
Effect of vaccination on parvovirus antigen testing in kittens.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 230(3):359-63 [PMID] 17269866.
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2007
New challenges for the diagnosis of feline immunodeficiency virus infection.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice. 37(2):335-50, vii [PMID] 17336678.
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2007
Pericardial lipoma in a geriatric dog with an incidentally discovered thoracic mass.
The Journal of small animal practice. 48(10):596-9 [PMID] 17608657.
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2007
Response of feral cats to vaccination at the time of neutering.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 230(1):52-8 [PMID] 17199493.
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2007
Seroprevalence of Dirofilaria immitis, feline leukemia virus, and feline immunodeficiency virus infection among dogs and cats exported from the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane disaster area.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 231(2):218-25 [PMID] 17630887.
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2007
The detection of Cytauxzoon felis in apparently healthy free-roaming cats in the USA.
Veterinary parasitology. 146(3-4):316-20 [PMID] 17391852.
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2006
Chromobacterium violaceum infection in two dogs.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 42(2):154-9 [PMID] 16527917.
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2006
Effect of age on reference intervals of serum biochemical values in kittens.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(7):1033-7 [PMID] 16579779.
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2006
Evaluation of surrogate markers for passive transfer of immunity in kittens.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(7):1038-41 [PMID] 16579781.
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2006
Immunoglobulin concentrations in feline colostrum and milk, and the requirement of colostrum for passive transfer of immunity to neonatal kittens.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 8(3):184-91 [PMID] 16600652.
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2006
Outcome of cats adopted from a biomedical research program.
Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS. 9(2):143-63 [PMID] 16956318.
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2006
Population characteristics of feral cats admitted to seven trap-neuter-return programs in the United States.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 8(4):279-84 [PMID] 16603400.
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2006
Seroprevalence of feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus infection among cats in North America and risk factors for seropositivity.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(3):371-6 [PMID] 16448357.
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2006
Survival times for cats with hyperthyroidism treated with iodine 131, methimazole, or both: 167 cases (1996-2003).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(4):559-63 [PMID] 16478432.
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2006
The 2006 American Association of Feline Practitioners Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel report.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 229(9):1405-41 [PMID] 17078805.
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2005
Accuracy of polymerase chain reaction assays for diagnosis of feline immunodeficiency virus infection in cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 226(9):1503-7 [PMID] 15882000.
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2005
Analysis of the impact of trap-neuter-return programs on populations of feral cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 227(11):1775-81 [PMID] 16342526.
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2005
Expression of erythropoietin in cats treated with a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector.
American journal of veterinary research. 66(3):450-6 [PMID] 15822590.
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2005
Pulmonary arterial disease in cats seropositive for Dirofilaria immitis but lacking adult heartworms in the heart and lungs.
American journal of veterinary research. 66(9):1544-9 [PMID] 16261827.
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2005
Survey of zona pellucida antigens for immunocontraception of cats.
Theriogenology. 63(5):1334-41 [PMID] 15725441.
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2004
A public policy toward the management of feral cats
Pierce Law Review. 2:157-181
2004
Anesthetic and physiologic effects of tiletamine, zolazepam, ketamine, and xylazine combination (TKX) in feral cats undergoing surgical sterilization.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 6(5):297-303 [PMID] 15363761.
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2004
Comparison of serological tests for the detection of natural heartworm infection in cats.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 40(5):376-84 [PMID] 15347617.
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2004
Effect of vaccination against feline immunodeficiency virus on results of serologic testing in cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 225(10):1558-61 [PMID] 15568388.
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2004
Effects of passive transfer of immunity on results of diagnostic tests for antibodies against feline immunodeficiency virus in kittens born to vaccinated queens.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 225(10):1554-7 [PMID] 15568387.
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2004
Failure of FIV-infected cats to control Toxoplasma gondii correlates with reduced IL2, IL6, and IL12 and elevated IL10 expression by lymph node T cells.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 98(1-2):101-11 [PMID] 15127847.
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2004
Generalized osteosclerosis in a cat.
Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association. 45(4):318-24 [PMID] 15373257.
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2004
GnRH immunocontraception of male cats.
Theriogenology. 62(6):1116-30 [PMID] 15289051.
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2004
Humane strategies for controlling feral cat populations.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 225(9):1354-60 [PMID] 15552308.
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2004
Juvenile nephropathy in two related Pembroke Welsh corgi puppies.
The Journal of small animal practice. 45(11):568-71 [PMID] 15553196.
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2004
Pharmacokinetics of enrofloxacin in neonatal kittens.
American journal of veterinary research. 65(3):350-6 [PMID] 15027685.
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2004
Prevalence of infectious diseases in feral cats in Northern Florida.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 6(5):287-96 [PMID] 15363760.
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2004
What is your diagnosis? Lymphoma of high-grade malignancy.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 224(2):205-6 [PMID] 14736062.
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2004
What is your diagnosis? Lymphoma of high-grade malignancy.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 224(2):205-6 [PMID] 14736062.
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2003
Comparison of two injectable anesthetic regimes in feral cats at a large-volume spay clinic.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 30(2):101-102 [DOI] 10.1046/j.1467-2995.2003.00133_6.x. [PMID] 28404381.
2003
Evaluation of the effect of a long-term trap-neuter-return and adoption program on a free-roaming cat population.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 222(1):42-6 [PMID] 12523478.
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2003
Evaluation of treatment of colostrum-deprived kittens with equine IgG.
American journal of veterinary research. 64(8):969-75 [PMID] 12926587.
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2003
Naturally occurring Sarcocystis infection in domestic cats (Felis catus).
International journal for parasitology. 33(8):877-83 [PMID] 12865087.
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2003
Neutrophil function and plasma opsonic capacity in colostrum-fed and colostrum-deprived neonatal kittens.
American journal of veterinary research. 64(5):538-43 [PMID] 12755291.
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2003
Number of unowned free-roaming cats in a college community in the southern United States and characteristics of community residents who feed them.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 223(2):202-5 [PMID] 12875446.
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2003
Prevalence and risk factors for heartworm infection in cats from northern Florida.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 39(6):533-7 [PMID] 14736717.
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2003
Use of fetal skeletal mineralization for prediction of parturition date in cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 223(11):1614-6 [PMID] 14664448.
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2002
Body condition of feral cats and the effect of neutering.
Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS. 5(3):203-13 [PMID] 12578741.
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2002
Characteristics of free-roaming cats and their caretakers.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 220(11):1627-33 [PMID] 12051500.
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2002
Characteristics of free-roaming cats evaluated in a trap-neuter-return program.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 221(8):1136-8 [PMID] 12387382.
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2002
Comparison of home monitoring methods for feline urine pH measurement.
Veterinary clinical pathology. 31(2):51-5 [PMID] 12040484.
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2002
Evaluation of a porcine zona pellucida vaccine for the immunocontraception of domestic kittens (Felis catus).
Theriogenology. 58(1):135-49 [PMID] 12182357.
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2002
Prevalence of feline leukemia virus infection and serum antibodies against feline immunodeficiency virus in unowned free-roaming cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 220(5):620-2 [PMID] 12418520.
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2002
The use of tiletamine-zolazepam-ketamine-xylazine anesthesia for feral cat sterilization.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 29(2) [DOI] 10.1046/j.1467-2995.2002.00078_3.x. [PMID] 28404315.
2002
Use of the anesthetic combination of tiletamine, zolazepam, ketamine, and xylazine for neutering feral cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 220(10):1491-5 [PMID] 12018375.
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2001
Constitutive expression of types 1 and 2 cytokines by alveolar macrophages from feline immunodeficiency virus-infected cats.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 79(1-2):83-100 [PMID] 11356252.
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2001
Feline retrovirus testing and management
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 23(1):652-657 [DOI] 10.1053/jfms.2002.0202. [PMID] 12613492.
2001
Tissue dynamics of CD8 lymphocytes that suppress viral replication in cats infected neonatally with feline immunodeficiency virus.
The Journal of infectious diseases. 184(6):671-81 [PMID] 11517427.
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2001
Use of adult cat serum to correct failure of passive transfer in kittens.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 219(10):1401-5 [PMID] 11724178.
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2000
CD8+ thymic lymphocytes express reduced levels of CD8beta and increased interferon gamma in cats perinatally infected with the JSY3 molecular clone of feline immunodeficiency virus.
AIDS research and human retroviruses. 16(15):1559-71 [PMID] 11054269.
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2000
Performance of serologic tests used to detect heartworm infection in cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 216(5):693-700 [PMID] 10707684.
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2000
T cells overexpressing interferon-gamma and interleukin-10 are found in both the thymus and secondary lymphoid tissues of feline immunodeficiency virus-infected cats.
The Journal of infectious diseases. 181(2):564-75 [PMID] 10669340.
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1999
Evaluation of environmental, nutritional, and host factors in cats with hyperthyroidism.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 13(4):323-9 [PMID] 10449223.
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1998
Elevated interleukin-10-to-interleukin-12 ratio in feline immunodeficiency virus-infected cats predicts loss of type 1 immunity to Toxoplasma gondii.
The Journal of infectious diseases. 178(2):503-11 [PMID] 9697733.
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1998
Feline immunodeficiency virus is shed in semen from experimentally and naturally infected cats.
AIDS research and human retroviruses. 14(12):1087-92 [PMID] 9718125.
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1998
Use of recombinant human erythropoietin for management of anemia in dogs and cats with renal failure.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 212(4):521-8 [PMID] 9491159.
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1997
Cytologic identification of Toxoplasma gondii in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of experimentally infected cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 210(5):648-50 [PMID] 9054992.
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1997
Pros and cons of prepuberal gonadectomy.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 210(7) [PMID] 9096714.
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1996
Changes in lymphocyte subsets with age in perinatal cats: late gestation through eight weeks.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 53(1-2):105-13 [PMID] 8941973.
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1996
Effect of FIV infection on lung inflammatory cell populations recovered by bronchoalveolar lavage.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 51(1-2):21-8 [PMID] 8797273.
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1996
Fulminant hepatic failure associated with oral administration of diazepam in 11 cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 209(3):618-25 [PMID] 8755982.
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1996
Hypoglycemia associated with intra-abdominal leiomyoma and leiomyosarcoma in six dogs.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 208(1):69-71 [PMID] 8682708.
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1996
Molecularly cloned feline immunodeficiency virus NCSU1 JSY3 induces immunodeficiency in specific-pathogen-free cats.
Journal of virology. 70(5):3011-7 [PMID] 8627777.
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1995
What is your diagnosis? Bone marrow aspirate from an 11-year-old domestic longhaired cat with anemia.
Veterinary clinical pathology. 24(3) [PMID] 12664428.
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1994
Adverse reaction to diazepam in cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 205(2):156-7 [PMID] 7928564.
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1994
Cytologic characterization of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid collected through an endotracheal tube in cats.
American journal of veterinary research. 55(6):795-802 [PMID] 7944017.
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1994
Decreased urinary catecholamines in a cat with dysautonomia.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 205(6):842-4 [PMID] 7829377.
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1994
Hypoglycemic seizures attributable to hypoadrenocorticism in a dog.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 204(4):526-8; discussion 528 [PMID] 8163412.
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1994
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis in four dogs and a cat.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 23(2):107-14 [PMID] 8191669.
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1993
Chronic chlorpyrifos toxicosis in a cat.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 203(12):1682-4; discussion 1684 [PMID] 7508429.
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1992
Isolation of calicivirus from the joint of a kitten with arthritis.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 201(5):753-5 [PMID] 1328120.
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1991
Ataxia in a kitten treated with griseofulvin.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 198(1):105-6 [PMID] 1995561.
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1988
Surgical wound infection rates in dogs and cats: data from a teaching hospital
Veterinary Surgery. 17(2):60-64 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1532-950x.1988.tb00278.x. [PMID] 3238876.

Education

Diplomate (Shelter Medicine)
2017 · American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology
1997 · North Carolina State University
Diplomate (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
1993 · American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine
1993 · North Carolina State University
Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
1990 · Angell Memorial Animal Hospital
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1989 · University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
1982 · San Jose State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
VEM5051 Welf and Wellness
2013-2014,2016-2021
VEM5381 Shelter Animal Health
2011-2016,2018-2021
VEM5890 Consult in Shelter Me
2015,2017-2020
VEM5321 Int Vet Med Shelt Sys
2012-2013,2015-2021
VEM5325 Small Anim Medicine
2013,2018-2020,2020-2021
VEM5320 Shelter Behav/Welfare
2015,2017-2020
VEM5402 Funda Soft Tiss Surg
2011,2018-2021
VEM5041 Animal Welfare/Ethics
2013-2018
VME6811 Shelter Animal Physical Health
2011-2017
VEM5322 Shelter Medicine
2010-2013,2015
VME6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2012-2015
VEM5342 Community Cat Mgmt
2012-2013
VEM5271 Sm An Reproduct Med
2009-2010,2012
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2012
VME6810 Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems
2011-2012
VEM5891 Shelter Animal Med
2012
VME4906 Problems in Veterinary Science
2011-2012
VEM5912 Supervised Research
2010-2011
VEM5324 Vet Forensic Medicine
2007-2010
VEM5305 Veterinary Urology
2006-2007
VME6936 Seminar in Pathophysiology
2021
VEM5402L Introduction to Surgery Lab

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 258-6658
Emails:
Business:
levyjk@ufl.edu