An open letter to friends in animal welfare and veterinary medicine about what is “essential”

Dr. Elizabeth Berliner, Director of Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University. The running “joke” in my family is I will undoubtedly meet my demise responding to an animal in need.  A few months into dating, my husband witnessed his first event: I threw myself out of the driver’s seat and into the middle of Read More…

Responding to COVID-19 concerns in the animal sheltering community  

Our Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program has been inundated with requests from veterinarians and animal shelters looking for reliable information for their humane organizations and communities.  Although the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve, there are good sources for policies, protocols, and practices that provide for greater human safety without sacrificing humane care. Many industry sites Read More…