Street Dog Coalition: Three Dog Night: Caring for the Pets of the Unsheltered
10:45am – 12:15pm • Focus Day – September 15, 2021
Homelessness is widespread in the United States and those who choose to have pets face many additional barriers to an already difficult life. This presentation will provide an overview of challenges to providing veterinary care and other related services to those who are living on the streets. A special focus will be made on providing care to indigent pet owners in Colorado along with a One Health approach to care.
Jon Geller, DVM
Dr. Jon Geller is a graduate of Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1995, he became an emergency veterinarian in Colorado for more than 20 years and started four emergency clinics. He became board certified as a veterinary practitioner in canine and feline medicine in 2010. In 2015, he founded The Street Dog Coalition, a nonprofit that currently has teams in 50 U.S. cities to provide free medical care to pets of the homeless.