Webinar: URI in shelter cats: It’s snot inevitable!

September 12, 2017

You’ve tried soaking. You’ve tried scrubbing. And you’ve still got feline respiratory disease running wild in your shelter. Could you be trying to fix the wrong problem?

Feline URI has been among the most ubiquitous and frustrating diseases in animal shelters. But there’s some good news: Research tells us there’s a secret solution to preventing URI in shelter cats, and every shelter has it!

In URI in shelter cats: It’s snot inevitable!, a free webinar from UW/UC Davis Shelter Medicine Fellow and shelter veterinarian Dr. Ann Enright and Dr. Cynthia Karsten of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, you’ll learn to dramatically reduce feline respiratory disease while simultaneously improving cat well-being, reducing costs, and making cat care easier and more enjoyable.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at 3 PM Eastern Time.

Register here.

About the Presenters

Dr. Ann Enright, UW/UC Davis Shelter Medicine Fellow and Shelter Veterinarian, Cat Protection Society

EnrightAnn was first exposed to shelter medicine during final year rotations in vet school and was hooked on shelter medicine after completing rotations and several placements at a cat shelter with an intake of 10,000 cats/kittens a year. She co-founded a special interest group, which provided information sessions on disease management and behaviour for the smaller rescue groups that ordinarily would not have easy access to such information.

Ann enjoys thinking outside the box to find ways of improving the lives of shelter cats and kittens, and seeing them being adopted is the icing on the cake. She hopes to be able to assist other shelters and rescues make positive changes for the animals in their care.

Dr. Cynthia Karsten, Outreach Veterinarian, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Dr. Cindy Karsten at the Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH) at the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Karsten in a UC Davis veterinarian with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the Yolo County Animal Services Shelter. Photo by Don Preisler/UCDavis © 2016 UC RegentsCynthia (Cindy) Karsten, DVM, graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and went on to complete a shelter medicine internship at Colorado State University. She finished her shelter medicine residency at UC Davis in 2014, and is now the Outreach Veterinarian with the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program where her role is to advise shelters, perform focused and comprehensive shelter consultations, and present at conferences and universities.

Dr. Karsten’s interests include population management, infectious disease control and community medicine. She also has an immense concern for not only the animals in shelters but also the people who work so diligently every day to care for them.




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  1. Good morning
    I was wondering if your webinars are recorded so people from different time-zones can watch them later?

    Comment by Adriana Gonzalez — September 19, 2017 @ 12:55 pm

  2. Adriana, absolutely! It will be at the same link. :)

    Comment by mccadmin — September 19, 2017 @ 7:23 pm

  3. How do I see the recorded webinar please?

    Comment by Gwen — September 19, 2017 @ 10:16 pm

  4. Gwen, it’s right at the same link in this post! :)

    Comment by mccadmin — September 28, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

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