Client handout: Tips to keep your foster puppy in tiptop shape

October 10, 2017
Amanda Dykstra, DVM, MPH, DABVP

Amanda Dykstra completed her veterinary degree at Iowa State University in 2003. During college, she served as a flight medic in the Army National Guard and volunteered at local animal shelters. After graduation, Amanda practiced in Missouri for many years as a shelter veterinarian and a city veterinarian before completing a Shelter Medicine Fellowship with UC Davis in 2013. While a faculty member at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, she completed her MPH with a concentration in Veterinary Public Health and now works primarily as a shelter consultant and is the medical director for a nonprofit group working to improve access to care in Appalachia. She is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, specializing in shelter medicine practice. Amandas husband is a middle school teacher, and they have three amazing daughters and two ornery dogs that keep them very busy.

Promote a happy, healthy foster experience with this advice for foster families and shelters.

Use this foster handout as a guide for foster parents and shelters to provide the best care for these new arrivals. Click on the handout below (or here) to download a printable PDF copy. 

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