Health Breakthroughs for EveryCat: FIP and Beyond


Dr. Julie Levy

Two conversation on the national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. The first is with Dr. Julie Levy is a feline veterinarian, Fran Marino Endowed Distinguished Professor Of Shelter Medicine Education Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville.

Dr. Levy tells the story about when she phoned and said “we need to do something!”  Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is now considered treatable – but not as much in the U.S. as the science in this country is ahead of the regulation, leaving to pathways on the Internet offering ‘back market’ products.


Dr. Vickie Thayer, past president of EveryCat Health Foundation (then called Winn Feline Foundation), former executive director and feline veterinarian talks in detail about what we know and don’t know about FIP. Dr. Thayer and colleagues are now working on Guidelines to treat FIP.

Dr. Vicki Thayer

All of this and more offering in the symposium Health Breakthroughs for Every Cat: FIP and Beyond, a feline health symposium, on Friday, July 8th, and Saturday, July 9th the University of Florida, Gainesville and on your tablet, phone or computer. She also tells how we can thank cats for Remdesivir which also helps people with COVID-19.

July 8, the formal education program will begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. and continue 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 9. Pioneers in cat health with professor emeritus University of California, Davis Dr. Niels Pedersen of the University of California Davis and many from across the globe will be presenting on topics such as FIP, Kitten Health, Cat Friendly Homing, Treating Chronic Pain, Community Cats, FeLV and more SEE FULL AGENDA

RACE ( Registry of Approved Continuing Education) Credits will be available to veterinary professionals, pending approval – up to 10 RACE credits. To receive your credits, please select the RACE credit tickets. However, cat breeders and cat lovers are welcome to attend as well.  You can watch some or all virtually.