Ask an Expert

Our “Ask an Expert” shelter medicine question response system is a joint project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. If you would like to submit an inquiry, please send an email to:

To assist us in providing the best information in response to your questions, please include your shelter name/location and approximate annual intake if this information is available. Due to the volume of e-mails we receive we are not able to respond to every inquiry. Please search our website first to see if the information you are looking for is already available.

Priority will be given to questions regarding care of animals in shelters, rescues, or foster care as well as shelter or community animal populations.

Please be aware, we cannot provide treatment recommendations for individual pets by email.