Dr. Julie Levy
Professor of Shelter Medicine
Dr. Julie Levy is a Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida. She focuses on the health and welfare of animals in shelters, feline infectious diseases and humane alternatives for cat population control. She is the founder of Operation Catnip, a nonprofit university-based community cat trap-neuter-return program that has spayed or neutered, and vaccinated, more than 55,000 cats in Gainesville, Florida, since 1998. Julie cofounded Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, an educational and discovery initiative with a global impact on the care of homeless animals, and the Million Cat Challenge, a shelter-based campaign to save millions of cats in shelters across North America. For the past three years, Julie has worked with animal shelters to better understand diagnosis and management and to improve outcomes in FeLV-positive cats in shelters.