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Shelter Snapshot Articles


"Shelter Snapshot" is a collaborative column between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) and to help inform veterinarians and team members involved in veterinary shelter medicine and in related aspects of veterinary general practice. Below is a list of available articles and links to them. Check back quarterly for new articles.


  • December 14, 2018 - Shelter Snapshot: Meeting the need for standards—and saving more livesRead all about the carefully crafted Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters and how the first shelter that worked to achieve all the goals greatly increased the number of adoptions.

  • February 14, 2018 - Shelter Snapshot: Playing the name gameShakespeare told us that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but is that true for animal shelters? Find out what a shelter's name or its descriptors tell us about its services and the animals that it helps.