Shelter Medicine Specialty in Veterinary Medicine


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On the national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, Dr. Jeanette O’Quin is an associate professor with the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also co-author of both editions of the ASV Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, and co-editor for the 2nd edition.

Discussed is some of the history as to how and why shelter medicine became a specialty.

What to look for at an animal shelter, and when adopting a pet.

Why getting a physical exam very from a private practicing veterinarian is so important – even if the shelter you adopt from has a veterinarian.