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. Early registration ends 4/29/16.
The 2016 ABVP Symposium will be held from October 6th-9th in San Antonio, Texas! Would you like to share exciting updates regarding your shelter medicine research during the ASV’s Shelter Medicine track at the ABVP Symposium? Please consider submitting your to research abstract to ASV for review.
Million Cat Challenge Update - Half a million cats saved so far!! Read more
CVC Virginia Beach will be held May 12-15, 2016. Don’t miss Dr. Phil Bushby’s presentation regarding the 2016 revisions to the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs. For further information and to register, see conference website: http://www.thecvc.com/cvc-vb-registration/
Animal Care Expo will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, May 12-14, 2016. There are 11 different sessions approved for CE with a maximum for any one individual to receive 9.5 hours total (since some of the sessions take place at the same time). There’s a $25 discount for HSVMA members. Further information including a description of sessions which are approved by RACE for veterinary and veterinary technician CE credit can be found Here.
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/