Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program

Saving lives through science, leadership, and service.

Upcoming Events

Cornell Shelter Medicine "Office Hours"

hosted by MSMP at Cornell

Fridays (starting June 5th) at 3PM EST 

Click here to join: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98543679429?pwd=TThINWdzb0ZEZXJMV1lpRHJWZkMxUT09

Maddie's@ Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University will hold weekly Friday sessions to provide updates on the ever-changing field of Shelter Medicine. Led by CUMSMP faculty, this forum is meant to be a place for shelter veterinarians, staff, and volunteers to ask questions and discuss their concerns during this pandemic. Note: This meeting will be recorded. If possible, please email your questions in advance to Sarah Nickerson (Shelter Medicine Program Coordinator) at SN298@cornell.edu so we can prepare to meet your needs and answer your questions efficiently and effectively. We are all in this together! 


10/23/2020 OCTOBER CornellVetCares Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cornell University faculty, staff, and students


09/18/2020 SEPTEMBER CornellVetCares Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cornell University faculty, staff, and students


09/16/2020 Hoarding: A Human-Animal Bond Disorder

Presented by Lena DeTar, DVM, DACVPM, DABVP, Assistant Clinical Professor of Shelter Medicine at Cornell University, in partnership with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians 

Dr. DeTar will explore this multifactorial issue, looking at the role of shelters, private practitioners, animal control, law enforcement, social services and animal welfare organizations. This presentation will include a case study of a shelter in Hawaii that was involved in a hoarding situation. 
During this webinar Dr. DeTar will discuss: 
  • Recognition of potential hoarding situations
  • Who to involve/intervene when suspicious
  • What types of ailments to look for in animal victims
  • Understanding which interventions may be successful, which not
  • Understanding challenges faced by shelters and how to help 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

8:00pm - 9:00pm EST

This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of RACE CE credit for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 

Registration is FREE for HSVMA and Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) members. 

Click here to register: https://hsvma.zoom.us/we…/register/WN_C6gzf156SjCNx57_pCMZNA

#ThankToMaddie 



09/03/2020 Companion Animal Population Health in the Face of a Pandemic: What we're talking about in shelter medicine practice 2020

Presented by: Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, DABVP, Director of Shelter Medicine at Cornell University

Outcomes for animals entering shelters in the US have changed dramatically in the last two decades. Increased veterinary care for shelter and community animals, decreased euthanasia of homeless pets, and evolving roles of the shelter in the community have all contributed to improved companion animal welfare. This presentation will review and build on shelter medicine principles to explore current practices being employed by shelter veterinarians, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

7:30-9:30pm EST

*Please note - This is an atypical CE Event night for WRVMA & HVVMS

Free to LIVMA, WRVMA and HVVMS Members

Click here to register: https://www.nysvms.org/events/register.aspx?id=1410353&itemid=aba1a506-f1af-4c46-876e-bc1c07a40f26


March 27, 2020 at 3PM EST

SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT! 

"Discussion: The Impact of COVID-19 on NYS Animal Shelters" hosted by MSMP at Cornell

Zoom Link: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/880113222

Maddie's@ Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University will host a free one-hour Q&A session online through Zoom to provide reliable information to shelters in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Our goal is to help shelters strategize around the diverse challenges they are facing during this pandemic and how they can implement new approaches in such a rapidly changing environment. MSMP faculty will briefly share some important information before opening the floor to questions from participants. If possible, please email your questions in advance to Sarah Nickerson (Shelter Medicine Program Coordinator) at SN298@cornell.edu so we can prepare to meet your needs and answer your questions efficiently and effectively. We are all in this together! 


April 3, 2020

CANCELED due to COVID-19 pandemic

SPRING 2020 Cornell Maddie's Shelter Medicine Mini-Conference

"Optimal Outcomes: What the evidence tells about strategies and conversations"
Location: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER! 


November 15, 2019

(NEW!) Cornell Maddie's Shelter Medicine Mini-Conference

"Sheltering by Number: Using Data to Save Lives"

This half-day workshop will focus on capacity for care and metrics. Our new biannual "Cornell Maddie's Shelter Medicine Mini-Conferences" are designed to complement our annual summer ASPCA Cornell Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference. Lead by MSMP faculty, these smaller meetings are meant to act as networking and information sharing sessions for our regional shelters. 

More information coming soon!


September 9, 2019

Long Island's 2019 Animal Crimes Conference

The NYS Animal Protection Federation has partnered with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, the Nassau County SPCA, the Humane Society of the United State and Cornell University to present an Animal Crimes Conference. Click here to download the agenda. Lunch will be provided shortly after 12 noon. Click here to register.

Welcoming Remarks–10:00 a.m.-10:05 a.m.
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas

Forensic Evidence and Investigations–10:05 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sean McDonough, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Large-Scale Cruelty Seizures: Key Considerations–11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Jessica Lauginiger, Director of Animal Crimes, Humane Society of the United States

Domestic Violence & Animal Cruelty: How Prosecuting Animal Crimes Can Save Lives–1:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m.
Erin Aiello, Assistant District Attorney, Northwestern District Attorney’s Office (Massachusetts),
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit

Statutory Strategies in Animal Crimes Cases–2:15 p.m.-3:05 p.m.
Jed Painter, Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County District Attorney’s Office &
Thomson Reuters Practice Commentator for the NYS Agriculture and Markets Law

Coordinating Local Resources & Legislative Review–3:10 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
Libby Post, Executive Director, NYS Animal Protection Federation

Panel Questions & Concluding Remarks–3:50 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the NYS Continuing Legal Education Board as a transitional course designed for the new admitted attorney or an experienced attorney for a maximum total of two (2) credit hours, which can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement.


August 02 & August 23, 2019 

CornellVet Cares Community Cat Clinic 

*Click here to register!

Thanks to a generous grant from Dr. Hollis Erb, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell will be offering free spay/neuter and vaccination for outdoor/ free-roaming cats of Cornell employees and students on specific dates through the end of November 2019. Click here to learn more. 



July 12-14, 2019

2019 ASPCA Cornell Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853


June 14, 2019 (Clinic full)

CornellVet Cares Community Cat Clinic 6/14

Thanks to a generous grant from Dr. Hollis Erb, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell will be offering free spay/neuter and vaccination for outdoor/ free-roaming cats of Cornell employees and students on specific dates through the end of November 2019. Click here to learn more. 


May 17, 2019 (Clinic full)

CornellVet Cares Community Cat Clinic 5/17

Thanks to a generous grant from Dr. Hollis Erb, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell will be offering free spay/neuter and vaccination for outdoor/ free-roaming cats of Cornell employees and students on specific dates through the end of November 2019. Click here to learn more.


May 5-6, 2018

Responding to Animals in Disasters

Location: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell is proud to present, Responding to Animals in Disasters, a two-day workshop for Cornell veterinary students and regional shelter staff, in collaboration with the ASPCA FIR team.

Topics will include community preparedness, incident command systems, management of staff and volunteers, setting up a temporary shelter, and disaster response simulation activities. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for students from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and representatives from several local humane organizations to come together to receive disaster response training, collaborate to assist with household pets and service animals, and take initial steps toward helping create a comprehensive multi-organization Disaster Response Plan for community animals in Tompkins and surrounding counties. This event was made possible through funding from Engaged Cornell and Maddie’s Fund®.

If you have any questions about this event, please email Sarah Nickerson, Program Coordinator, at SN298@cornell.edu .