Julie K Levy

Julie K Levy

Fran Marino Endowed Professor Of Shelter Medicine Education

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 258-6658
Business Email: levyjk@ufl.edu

About Julie K Levy

Dr. Julie Levy is the Fran Marino Professor of Shelter Medicine Education at the University of Florida, where she focuses on the health and welfare of animals in shelters, feline infectious diseases, and humane alternatives for cat population control. She founded Operation Catnip, a nonprofit university-based community cat trap-neuter-return program that has spayed, neutered, and vaccinated more than 65,000 cats in Gainesville since 1998. In 2008, she joined Dr. Cynda Crawford to found 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. In 2014, she joined Dr. Kate Hurley to launch the Million Cat Challenge, a shelter-based campaign to save millions of cats in shelters across North America.

Accomplishments

Fear Free Certified Veterinary Professional Level 3
2019 · Fear Free Pets
Maddie's Fund Hero Award
2017 · Maddie's Fund
UF Research Foundation Professorship
2017 · University of Florida
Avanzino Leadership Award
2017 · Maddie's Fund
Meritorious Service Award
2016 · Association of Shelter Veterinarians
Distinguished Alumni Award
2015 · North Carolina State University
Inducted
2014 · National Academies of Practice
Community Service Award
2011 · Florida Veterinary Medical Association
Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Feline Medicine
2007 · European Society of Feline Medicine
Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year
2005 · Association of Women Veterinarians
Commendation for Community Service
2005 · Alachua County Board of Commissioners
Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
2003 · Pfizer
Clinical Investigator Award
2003 · Florida Veterinary Medical Association
Student Organization Advisor of the Year for the Student Chapter
2002 · American Association of Feline Practitioners, University of Florida
Superior Accomplishment Award, for establishment of Operation Catnip
2000 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
Distinguished Research Award
1993 · American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Silver Animal Bedside Manner Award
1993 · College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University

Board Certifications

  • Shelter Medicine Practice
    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine
    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-4849-288X

Areas of Interest
  • Animal welfare
  • Feline infectious diseases, FeLV, FIV, FIP
  • High quality high volume spay-neuter
  • Humane community cat management
  • Nonsurgical contraception in cats and dogs
  • Shelter medicine

Publications

2020 Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
2019 Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
2016 Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)
2015 Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)
2014 Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)
2014 Journal of feline medicine and surgery
2014 Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)
2013 Journal of feline medicine and surgery
2013 Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
2013 Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2012 Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2012 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2012 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2011 American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and Microbiology
2011 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2010 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2010 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2010 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2009 Journal of Veterinary Cardiology
2009 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2008 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2008 Compendium-Continuing Education for Veterinarians
2008 Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2008 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2007 Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
2007 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2007 Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice
2007 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2006 Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
2006 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2006 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2006 Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
2006 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2005 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2005 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2004 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2004 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2004 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2004 Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
2004 American Journal of Veterinary Research
2004 Journal of Small Animal Practice
2004 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2004 Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
2004 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
2003 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2003 Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
2003 American Journal of Veterinary Research
2002 Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
2002 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2002 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2001 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2001 Journal of feline medicine and surgery
2000 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
1998 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
1996 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
1996 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
1994 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
1994 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
1993 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
1992 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
1991 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Education

Diplomate (Shelter Medicine)
2017 · American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology
1997 · North Carolina State University
Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine
1993 · North Carolina State University
Diplomate (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
1993 · American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
1990 · Angell Memorial Animal Hospital
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1989 · University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
1982 · San Jose State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 258-6658
Emails:
Business:
levyjk@ufl.edu

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