Dr. Kate Hurley

Director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program and co-founder of the Million Cat Challenge

Kate HurleyDr. Kate Hurley is the director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). Kate began her career as an animal control officer in 1989. After graduation from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, she worked as a shelter veterinarian in California and Wisconsin.

In 2001, she returned to UC Davis to become the first person in the world to undertake a residency in shelter medicine. Following completion of the residency, Kate became the director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Three of her proudest achievements are co-authoring The Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, co-editing the textbook Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters, and co-creating the Million Cat Challenge.

She loves all things shelter-related, but her particular interests include the welfare of confined dogs and cats, humane and effective strategies to manage community cats, infectious disease, and unusually short dogs. She loves shelter work because it has the potential to improve the lives of so many animals and the people who work so hard to care for them.

Friday, July 15, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Herd Health: Keeping Animals Healthy in a Shelter Setting
Saturday, July 16, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Out with the Old School: Embracing the Million Cat Challenge