Shelter Health

ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference

Save the Date: July 28-30, 2017

Cornell University
Robert Purcell Community Center
107 Jessup Road, Ithaca, NY 14853

The ASPCA Cornell Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference, now in its 13th year, provides highly relevant information designed to enhance quality of life for shelter animals and the professionals who work with them.

Presentations are given over the course of 2 ½ days by speakers in four tracks: DVM, LVT, Management, and Staff & Volunteers.

This year’s conference will feature 41 workshops on topics that include:

  • Behavioral pharmacology
  • Orthopedic surgery in a shelter setting
  • Animal cruelty law (including a mock trial on cruelty investigation)
  • Animal fighting
  • Equine welfare
  • Basic care of wildlife
  • Basic care of reptiles
  • Infectious disease outbreak
  • Social media and marketing
  • Humane education programs and camps
  • Burnout in the animal shelter
  • Customer service for social change

Note: A complete agenda and more information will be posted as soon as possible.


The conference begins Friday evening, July 28 with a keynote presentation and welcome reception and ends Sunday, July 31.

Continuing Education

Continuing education credits will be applied for from New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions; the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE); and Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA).

Sponsorship/Tables at Exhibit Hall

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cathy Rosenthal at 512.358.4515.