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Cat cupcakes were a beautiful (and tasty!) fundraiser for us last year.


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Thai Canteen Fundraiser for Shelter Animals

Tuesday, December 10th from 11am until 2am!

Bring this flier to the Thai Canteen in Downtown Davis and they will donate 10% of your check to SCASV!
  • Tuesday, December 10th from 11am until 2am!
  • Thai Canteen in Downtown Davis and they will donate 10% of your check to help shelter animals
  • Orders can be for dine in or carry out.
  • Visit the SCASV Facebook page for more info.
  • Location: 117 E Street in Davis - (530) 231-5465.


Shelter Medicine Panel Discussion Dinner Talk

September 10th 2013 at 6pm

Veterinary Students can come and learn about the lives of shelter veterinarians.

Thank you to our guests!

  • Cynthia Delany, Supervising Shelter Veterinarian at Yolo County Animal Services
  • Laurie Siperstein-Cook, Chief of Shelter Medicine, Sacramento SPCA
  • Cynthia Karsten, UC Davis Shelter Medicine Resident
  • Paul Breckenridge, Senior Staff Veterinarian for RAVS, formerly worked at SF SPCA
  • Jean Rabinowitz, 4rfriends Rescue, part-time vet at Sac City Shelter and general practitioner

Picnic Day 2013

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Club

Saturday April 20th 2013

Come join us to play with adoptablr dogs. activities for the kids and a game about shelter myths!

Update on FIV: What Every Shelter Needs to Know

Maddie's InstituteSM Webcast Series

Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 9 PM Eastern Time

Dr. Annette Litster is the Director of Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Join us as Dr. Litster presents a free webcast reviewing early data from the Maddie’s® Purdue FIV Study.

The Unwanted Horse

Eric Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Wednesday, April 8th, 2013

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We are excited to expand our talks to include large animals. Join us as Dr. Eric Davis discusses the challenges around unwanted horses.

Animal Forensics with Dr. Dilts Part 2

Bing Dilts, DVM

Monday, March 11, 2013

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Due to popular demand, we welcomed back Dr. Bing Dilts from San Francisco Animal Care and Control to discuss her work in animal forensics

Dr. Bing Dilts is a veterinarian featured on the Animal Planet show Animal Cops: San Francisco.

Animal Forensics with Dr. Dilts

Bing Dilts, DVM

Monday, May 21, 2012

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Bing Dilts is a veterinarian featured on the Animal Planet show Animal Cops: San Francisco. Please join SCASV in welcoming her as she discusses her work in animal forensics.

Shelter Medicine Symposium 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Gladys Valley Hall

Speakers have been announced and registration is now OPEN.

Please see the Symposium page for more information!

SASV & BMC Joint Lunch Talk: Optimizing Canine Welfare in Shelters

Sheila D'Arpino, DVM

Wednesday, April 24, 2012

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. D'Arpino has extensive background in both behavioral medicine and shelter medicine.  She's currently working at the Center for Shelter Dogs at the Animal Rescue League of Boston, and will be giving this talk as a webcast.

Field Trip: Marin Humane Society & Guide Dogs for the Blind

Saturday, April 7, 2012

All day

A behind-the-scenes look at different group housing situations for animals. Special thanks to the Marin Humane Society and Guide Dogs for the Blind for hosting us!

Cage Aggressive Animals with Dr. Yin

Sophia Yin, DVM

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians is excited to host a lecture by Dr. Sophia Yin as she discusses how to safely approach cage-aggressive animals and reduce the likelihood of this behavior. Drinks and snacks will be served.

Valentines Day Bakesale!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

All day

Support SASV by buying a sweet treat (or two!)

Large and small animal sheltering for shelter veterinarians

John Madigan, DVM, MS, DACVIM and Eric Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Monday, February 6, 2012

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

We are very excited to bring you Dr. John Madigan and Dr. Eric Davis as they discuss differences between regular and emergency sheltering, common challenges and pitfalls, and where one should look for further training. And yes, this talk will cover both large and small animal sheltering.

Evening Talk: Small Animal Hoarding

Bonnie Yoffe-Sharp, DVM

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dr. Sharp is a renowned shelter veterinarian working for the city of Palo Alto.  She has presented at multiple conferences for the American Humane Association, Humane Society of the United States, and American Animal Hospital Association, and authored a chapter in "Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff" a.k.a. the Shelter Medicine Bible!

Shelter Medicine Club First Meeting

Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dr. Kate Hurley, the director of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, will be giving a presentation and we will then discuss our plans for the upcoming school year.

We are currently looking for a freshman representative and 1-2 more event coordinators so please let us know if you are interested. Our freshman representative position acts as a liaison between their class and the chapter and event coordinators help organize guest lectures, field trips and other club activities.

Sandwiches, snacks, and drinks will be provided.

Coming Soon:

  • Joint talk w/ VPHO on Murine Typhus Outbreak in Southern California and the Role of Feral Cats (with State veterinarian) at end of sept/early Oct
  • Service project to build raised cat beds, dog food dispensing toys
  • Symposium 2/1/2014!