About the Author
Dr. DeTar is an assistant clinical professor in the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and completed a residency in shelter medicine at the Oregon Humane Society and master’s degree in veterinary medicine/public health at the University of Florida in 2016. Dr. DeTar’s research investigates infectious diseases; adoption policies; shelter medicine teaching; and high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgery. She is honored to be serving as an editor for the upcoming revision of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters.