Shelter Medicine Specialty in Veterinary Medicine


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.