The ASV is the professional organization for shelter veterinarians, consisting of over 1500 members and 28 student chapters from around the globe.
The mission of the ASV is to advance and support the practice of shelter medicine in order to improve community animal health and well-being.
Shelter Medicine CE Event at AVMA - Mark your calendars to join us in San Antonio, TX, on August 5-9, 2016 for the AVMA Convention! The ASV CE committee has planned another great line-up of shelter medicine continuing education tracks, including sessions on the revised ASV Spay/Neuter Guidelines, anesthesia and pain management, and the risks and benefits of gonadectomy. You don’t want to miss it! Visit the conference website at www.avma.org for more details and registration information.
Million Cat Challenge Update - Half a million cats saved so far!! Read more
Board Certification in Shelter Veterinary Medicine is now a reality!
ASV Past President, Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore in the news and doing great things! Read all about her new project in suspected cases of animal abuse in the Boston area.
CVC Kansas City will be held August 26-29, 2016. Dr. Phil Bushby will present information related to the 2016 revisions to the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs. Dr. Amanda Dykstra will be presenting, Bottle Babies: Tips for helping foster kittens, Implementing healthy intake protocols, Feline URI management in the shelter and What is titering all about: A simple approach to managing outbreaks. For further information and to register, see conference website: http://www.thecvc.com/dates-and-locations/cvc-kansas-city/
CVC San Diego will be held from December 8-11, 2016. Register before August 10th to receive discounted rate. Dr. Phil Bushby will present 3 hours of information related to the 2016 revisions to the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs. Dr. Amanda Dykstra will present the following ‘Managing parvovirus outbreak without euthanizing puppies,’ ‘Humane feline housing in animal shelters,’ ‘Assessing shelter health through monitoring data,’ Implementing healthy intake protocols,’ ‘Feline URI management in the shelter,’ and ‘What is titering all about: A simple approach to managing outbreaks.’ For further information and to register, see conference website: http://www.thecvc.com/dates-and-locations/cvc-san-diego-2/