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Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program

Saving lives through science, leadership, and service.

Upcoming Events

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 .

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