Dr. Julie Levy is the Fran Marino Professor of Shelter Medicine Education at the University of Florida, where she focuses on the health and welfare of animals in shelters, feline infectious diseases, and humane alternatives for cat population control, including contraceptive vaccines for cats. Dr. Levy co-founded Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, an educational and discovery initiative with a global impact on the care of homeless animals, Operation Catnip, a nonprofit university-based community cat spay/neuter program that has sterilized more than 50,000 cats in Gainesville, Florida since 1998, and the Million Cat Challenge, a shelter-based campaign to save a million cats in five years. For the past two years, Dr. Levy has collaborated with Austin Pets Alive! to better understand diagnosis, management, and outcomes in FeLV+ shelter cats.
Bring your tough questions about the pros and cons of testing shelter cats for FeLV, making sense of test results, and developing life-saving programs for the felvies.
Learn from shelter medicine expert, Dr. Levy, and leading cat advocates Monica Frenden and Natascha Hamman about the most current research and best practices for rehoming this vulnerable cat population.