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Feline Leukemia Testing: One and Done for Everyone
In 2020, the AAFP released new retrovirus testing guidelines that recommend one quality point of care test then moving forward with a live-outcome pathway. In accordance, Austin Pets Alive!, home of the most robust FeLV adoption program in the world, changed its FeLV testing protocols. No more serum testing. No more "confirmation" testing. What does this mean in practice, how do we pathway plan for cats with different diagnoses, and why is this the new recommendation? Join Monica Frenden-Tarant and Dr. Julie Levy as they break down the latest guidelines and tell you everything you need to know about testing for feline leukemia.

This webinar will be recorded and has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

Dec 15, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Monica Frenden-Tarant
Maddie's Director of Feline Lifesaving @American Pets Alive!
Monica Frenden-Tarant is an instructor for the American Pets Alive!'s Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy, and a City of Austin Animal Advisory Commissioner. Before teaching the Austin No Kill Model to students, she founded a trap-neuter-return organization in rural Illinois and pioneered one of the nation's first, and largest, working cat programs. In 2012, she joined Austin Pets Alive! where she served as the Cat Program Manager, led her team to an 88 percent growth in cat adoptions and helped Austin achieve a citywide 98 percent live release rate for cats. Monica is a frequent speaker and advisor on innovative ways to save every cat, including cats with feline leukemia, community cats, and shelter cats in need of medical care.
Dr. Julie Levy
Fran Marino Endowed Distinguished Professor of Shelter Medicine Education @University of Florida
Dr. Julie Levy 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.