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Shelter medicine, a field of veterinary medicine pioneered at UC Davis to focus on both individual and group health of homeless animals, is finally coming into its own.
Shelter medicine, a field of veterinary medicine pioneered at UC Davis to focus on both individual and group health of homeless animals, is finally coming into its own.

Kate Hurley began her career as an animal control officer. Now she is associate director for the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. (Don Preisler/UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine photo)

Homeless animals finally in focus

By Trina Wood

Shelter medicine, a field of veterinary medicine pioneered at UC Davis to focus on both individual and group health of homeless animals, is finally coming into its own.

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