Wow! We have had quite a busy Spring here at MSMP at Cornell!
Spayathon for Puerto Rico
In May, we went on our last trip of Round 1 of Spayathon for Puerto Rico. During Round 1 of Spayathon for Puerto Rico, members of Cornell’s Shelter Medicine team along with volunteers ran 3 mash-style high-volume spay neuter clinics in Puerto Rico. We have signed on for Round 2 of Spayathonfor Puerto Rico with a commitment to lead 6 more spay-neuter clinics over the next two years. We will continue to lead veterinary service trips to multiple locations in Puerto Rico as part of the Spayathonfor Puerto Rico initiative, an endeavor comprised of 23 organizations who have come together under the leadership of the Humane Society of the United States to alleviate difficult conditions for animals in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Images from Spayathon for Puerto Rico: Round 1 (Summer 2018-Spring 2019):
Schuyler County Wellness Clinics
We held Schuyler County Wellness Clinics in both April and May. In collaboration with the Humane Society of Schuyler County, we provide wellness care, such as physical exams, vaccines, deworming, and flea/tick prevention to the under-served pets of low-income owners in Schuyler County.
These clinics are made possible by an Engaged Opportunity Grant through Engaged Cornell. Engaged Opportunity Grants are designed to help faculty and staff from across the University by supporting large and small projects which create, enhance, or encourage participation in community-engaged initiatives.
Images from the May 18th clinic at the Humane Society of Schuyler County:
CornellVet Cares Community Cat Clinics
On June 14th, we ran our 3rd CornellVet Cares Community Cat Clinic for outdoor and barn cats of Cornell faculty. staff and students. Thanks to a grant made possible by Dr. Hollis Erb, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell is offering several subsidized spay/neuter clinics for outdoor and community cats of Cornell faculty, staff, and students at the new Small Animal Community Practice building on Cornell’s Ithaca campus through the end of November 2019.
NEW! Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Mini-Conferences
This Fall, we will be hosting our first Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Mini-Conference. Taking the place of our monthly Central New York Shelter Forum meetings, these biannual half-day workshops will focus on shelter medicine topics and are designed to complement our annual summer ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference, which will be held this year from July 12-14.
Lead by MSMP faculty, these smaller meetings are meant to act as networking and information gathering sessions for our local and regional shelters. Our first Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Mini-Conference will be held on November 15, 2019, at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine located in Ithaca, NY. The topic for our first mini-conference will be “Sheltering by Number: Using Data to Save Lives”.
More information will be available soon in the “News & Events” section of our website.
If you have any questions or comments about the events or information provided in this MSMP at Cornell blog post, please email Sarah Nickerson, Shelter Medicine Program Coordinator, at SN298@cornell.edu .
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell