Important Updates

A Shelter Veterinarian's Guide to COVID-19

Safely transport heartworm-positive dogs
Rehoming. A move. Accompanying an owner on a trip. Such situations can mean that dogs diagnosed with heartworms must travel. The American Heartworm Society and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians recently released joint transport recommendations designed to safeguard the health of infected dogs while ensuring they do not become vectors for heartworm transmission.

 The American Heartworm Society and Association of Shelter Veterinarians' 2019 Shelter Heartworm Management Practices Survey

Interested in an easy way to help support ASV more and make quarantined online shopping feel a bit more meaningful?

ASV is now a registered charity choice on Shop through whenever you would typically shop through Amazon, select and save Association of Shelter Veterinarians, Inc as your charity of choice and 0.5% of the money spent on eligible items (example subscribe and save purchases are not eligible) will be donated to ASV. Please note: you must use the website (not for the donation to work, bookmark the website to keep you going back to the right place!

For additional information about

Publications on Salary Survey: Surveys of Salary, Benefits, and Job Responsibilities for Veterinarians Employed in the Field of Shelter Medicine in the United States Conducted in 2011 and 2018 and Determinants of Salary for Veterinarians Employed in the Field of Shelter Medicine in the United States


The updated AAFP Retroviral Guidelines are here. Watch a Maddie's Fund webinar with Dr Julie Levy on demand to learn about highlights from these updated guidelines.

New CE Opportunities! We have teamed up with the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement to bring you these exciting offers. New Dates Coming Soon!

ASV is happy to announce “Shelter Snapshot”, a collaborative column between the ASV and  Read More

FREE WEBINAR -  The Optimal Time for Spay/Neuter: An Analysis of Critical Spay/Neuter Literature - Available On Demand!

FREE WEBINAR - Behavioral Pharmacology In Shelter Settings. Available On Demand!

The American Heartworm Society and ASV publish "best practices" to help stop heartworm transmission via transported dogs. Download PDF.

ASV Endorses Recommendations for Feline Spay/Neuter Surgery

Heartworm Brochure Available

Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs (2016)
          -  More information from ASV 

ASV Past President, Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore in the news and doing great things! Read all about her project in suspected cases of animal abuse in the Boston area.

Board Certification in Shelter Veterinary Medicine is a reality!

From A Dream to Reality: Diplomate Status in Shelter Medicine Practice