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COVID Control Strategies: Maintaining Safety During Re-Opening and Beyond

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Jun 24, 2020 11:31 AM

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Linda Jacobson, DVM
Senior Manager of Shelter Medicine Advancement @Toronto Humane Society
Dr. Linda Jacobson is Senior Manager of Shelter Medicine Advancement at Toronto Humane Society. She has a strong interest in infectious diseases (especially preventing them!) and has lovingly nurtured the infection control protocol at THS for the past 10 years. This is a sometimes thankless but ultimately exceptionally rewarding part of her job.
Julie Levy, DVM
Fran Marino Endowed Professor of Shelter Medicine @Maddies® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida
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. She founded Operation Catnip, a nonprofit university-based community cat trap-neuter-return program that has spayed, neutered, and vaccinated more than 65,000 cats in Gainesville since 1998. In 2008, she joined Dr. Cynda Crawford to found 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. In 2014, she joined Dr. Kate Hurley to launch the Million Cat Challenge, a shelter-based campaign to save millions of cats in shelters across North America.
Phil Nichols, RVT, CAWA
Chief Operating Officer @Toronto Humane Society
Beginning as a veterinary technician with a strong passion for animal welfare, Phil Nichols quickly rose through Toronto Humane Society’s ranks after leading the development and expansion of their Public Veterinary Services (a program arm that now serves more than 12,000 animals annually). In the fall of 2017, Phil achieved a professional designation for animal welfare professionals, Certified Animal Welfare Administrator. Phil is also the currently sitting board president of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians.