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Veterinary Awareness Campaign

The veterinary community plays a unique and critical role in improving the lives of stray and feral cats, and are often the first place caring individuals turn to with questions ranging from the difference between stray and feral cats to making the right choices about their care. Alley Cat Allies has developed the Veterinary Awareness Campaign to help fill the void of information about feral cats directed toward the veterinary community.

Exhibiting at the San Diego Veterinary Conference

November 4 – November 7, 2010
Alley Cat Allies staff members will be exhibiting at the CVC San Diego veterinary conference. Senior Program Manager, Elena Johnson, and Case Management Associate, Laura Ramos, will be raising feral cat awareness in the veterinary community and offering Alley Cat Allies’ resources on feral cat veterinary care. Conference attendees will receive factsheets on eartipping protocol, scientific studies on Trap-Neuter-Return, and a bookmark that will remind them to visit our Feral Cat Veterinary Resource Center when they return home after the conference.

Exhibiting at the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference

October 11 – October 14, 2010
Because the veterinary community plays a unique and critical role in improving the lives of stray and feral cats, Alley Cat Allies’ Atlantic City Program Manager, Amanda Casazza, will be exhibiting at the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference. She will be offering educational materials to the veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and students so that they will be better equipped to answer questions on feral cat veterinary care. View our Feral Cat Veterinary Protocol.

Exhibiting at the Kansas City Veterinary Conference

August 28 – 30, 2010
Emily Facet, Outreach and Education Coordinator, and Laura Ramos, Case Management Associate, will be exhibiting at the Kansas City CVC Veterinary Conference. This is a great opportunity to educate veterinarians and veterinary technicians from the region about clinic and feral cat protocols. We will share research and information on feral cat health, the effectiveness of Trap-Neuter-Return, and how veterinary practices can become “feral-friendly” and provide the right services for feral cats. Learn more about Alley Cat Allies’ resources available to the veterinary community.

Exhibiting at the Baltimore Veterinary Conference

April 10 – 12, 2010
Elena Johnson, Senior Program Manager, Emily Facet, Outreach and Education Coordinator, and Roxana Rahmani, Programs Assistant, will exhibit at the Baltimore CVC Veterinary Conference. They will have factsheets and information ready for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. They will provide attendees with eartipping protocol information, scientific studies on Trap-Neuter-Return, and more.

President Becky Robinson Speaks to Veterinary Students

April 19, 2010
To continue our outreach into the veterinary community, Alley Cat Allies President Becky Robinson will be at the University of Illinois Veterinary Medical College Urbana, Illinois campus, speaking to the Student Chapter of AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners).

Getting feral cat veterinary protocol and information into the hands of veterinary professionals as they begin their careers will help make the world better—and safer—for feral cats. Robinson will present "She’s Not Your Average Client: Veterinary Protocols for Feral Cats," and will discuss feral cat health, feral cat behavior, Trap-Neuter-Return, the feral cat population, and everything else veterinarians need to know about feral cats.

Exhibited at the San Diego Veterinary Conference

November 6 – 9, 2009
Elena Johnson, Senior Program Manager, and Roxana Rahmani, Programs Assistant, exhibited at the San Diego CVC Veterinary Conference. Through these veterinary conferences we are able to reach veterinarians face-to-face and share our expertise. “We received a great reception from conference attendees,” said Rahmani. “We are really able to see that we are filling a void in the veterinary community by providing information about stray and feral cat care.”

Veterinary Advertising Campaign

November 2009 – October 2010
To help get the attention of the veterinary community, Alley Cat Allies designed three specific veterinary related ads to run in veterinary trade magazines. These magazines include DVM, Veterinary Forum, Veterinary Technician and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVATA) newsletter.

Exhibited at the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference

October 13 – 15, 2009
Amanda Casazza, Alley Cat Allies Field Coordinator, had factsheets and information ready for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She provided attendees with eartipping protocol information, scientific studies on Trap-Neuter-Return, and more.

Veterinary Technician Association Outreach

October 2009
As part of our Veterinary Awareness Campaign, Alley Cat Allies is reaching out to veterinary technician associations across the country, informing them about stray and feral cats and the numerous resources available in our online Veterinary Resource Center. The following veterinary technician associations included an article about feral cats, written by Becky Robinson, in their newsletters.

  • New Jersey Veterinary Technician Association
  • New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association
  • The National Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • Kentucky Veterinary Technician Association

In addition, the following veterinary technician associations added a link to Alley Cat Allies from their websites and listed us in their resource links.

  • New Jersey Veterinary Technician Association
  • New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association
  • The National Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • Kentucky Veterinary Technician Association
  • South Carolina Veterinary Technician Association
  • California Veterinary Technician Association

Veterinary Resource Web Center Launched!

October 16, 2009
The veterinary community plays a unique and critical role in improving the lives of stray and feral cats. They are often the first place caring individuals turn to with questions ranging from the difference between stray and feral cats to making the right choices about their care. Not just for medical advice, but advice on behavior, kitten care and more. Alley Cat Allies has developed the Veterinary Resource Center to help fill the void of information about feral cats directed toward the veterinary community. 
View the Veterinary Resource Center »

Exhibited at the Kansas City Veterinary Conference

September 29 – 31, 2009
Elena Johnson, Senior Program Manager, and Elizabeth Parowski, Communications Manager, exhibited at the Kansas City CVC Veterinary Conference. Each spoke with veterinarians and veterinary technicians from the region about clinic and feral cat protocols. We were able to provide specific information to veterinarians and provide research and background to show why they should support Trap-Neuter-Return.