Sandra Newbury

Director of Shelter Medicine Program
Shelter Medicine Program, University of Wisconsin

Dr. Newbury is the director of the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program in Madison, Wisconsin and clinical associate professor of shelter medicine in the School of Veterinary Medicine – Department of Medical Sciences. Dr. Newbury helped to build the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis from 2006-2014 before establishing the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program as director in 2014. Dr. Newbury served six years on the board of directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and was the chair of the Shelter Standards Task Force. Dr. Newbury “saves lives and stomps out disease!” by focusing on partnerships between shelters, veterinarians and the community to decrease shelter intake and improve health, welfare and positive outcomes for homeless animals. Her academic work has focused on clinical studies in infectious disease, immunology, and population medicine to improve understanding of shelter animal health, disease response and animal welfare. Dr. Newbury travels through the year working with shelters and communities of all kinds across the U.S., and in Canada, Europe and Australia. Dr. Newbury and her son share their home in Madison with several minimally compliant and beloved pets.

Session: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines

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