Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell

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Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell


Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, MPH, Ph.D.

Professor of Epidemiology
S1 066 Schurman Hall
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University, Ithaca 14853
jms15@cornell.edu

 

Interests

Dr. Scarlett is interested in the epidemiologic study of preventive factors for pet surplus in the United States including spay/neuter programs, pet trafficking, veterinary activities impacting relinquishment to animal shelters, and valid epidemiologic uses of shelter software programs.

Education

BS Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
DVM Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
MPH University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
PhD University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Selected Publications:

Scarlett, J.M., Saidla, J., Pollock, R.V.H. Source of acquisition as a risk factor for disease and death in pups. J Amer Vet Med Assoc 204:1906-1913, 1994.

Salman, M., New, J., Scarlett, J.M., Kass, P., Ruch-Gallie, R., Hetts, S. Human and animal factors related to the relinquishment of dogs and cats in 12 selected animal shelters in the U.S.A. J Appl Anim Welf Sci 1:207-226, 1998.

Scarlett, J.M., Salman, M., New, J., Kass, P. Reasons for relinquishment of pets in U.S. shelters: Lifestyle issues and allergies. J Appl Anim Welf Sci 2:41-57, 1999.

New, J.C. Jr, Salman, M.D., Scarlett, J.M., Kass, P, Vaughn, J.A., Scherr, S., Kelch, W.J. The role of human housing factors in the reqlinquishemnt of dogs and cats to animal shelter in the U.S.A. J Appl Anim Welf Sci 2:83-96, 1999.

New, J.C., Salman, M.D., Scarlett, J.M., Kass, P.H., Gehrke, B., King, M., Hutchinson, J. Characteristics of shelter-relinquished animals and their owners compared with animals and their owners in U.S. pet-owning households. J Appl Anim Welf Sci 3:179-201, 2000.

Salman, M., Hutchison, J., Ruch-Gallie, R., Kagan, L., New, J., Kass, P.H., Scarlett, J.M. Behavioral reasons for relinquishment of dogs and cats to 12 animal shelters J Appl Anim Welf Sci 3:93-106, 2000.

Spain, C.V., Scarlett, J.M., Wade, S. McDonough, P. Prevalence of enteric zoonotic agents in cats less than 1 year of age in Central New York State. J Vet Intern Med 15:33-38, 2001.

Kass, P.H., New, J.C., Scarlett, J.M., Salman, M.D. Understanding animal companion surplus in the United States: Relinquishment of nonadoptables to animal shelters for euthanasia. J Appl Anim Welf Sci 4:237-248, 2001.

Scarlett, J.M., Salman, M.D., New, J.E., Kass, P.H. The role of veterinary practitioners in reducing dog and cat relinquishments and euthanasias. J Amer Vet Med Assoc 220:306-311, 2002.

Spain, C.V., Scarlett, J.M., Cully, S.M. When to neuter dogs and cats: a survey of New York State veterinarians practices and beliefs. J Amer Anim Hosp Assoc 38:482-488, 2002.

Spain, C.V., Scarlett, J.M., Houpt, K.A. Long-term risks and benefits of pediatric gonadectomy in cats. J Amer Vet Med Assoc 224:372-379, 2004.

Spain, C.V., Scarlett, J.M., Houpt, K.A. Long-term risks and benefits of pediatric gonadectomy in dogs. J Amer Vet Med Assoc 224:380-387, 2004.

New, J. C. Jr., Kelch, W.J., Hutchison, J.M., Salman, M.D., King, M., Scarlett, J.M., Kass, P.H. Birth and death rate estimates of cats and dogs in U.S. households and related factors. J Appl Anim Welf Sci, 7:229-41, 2004.

Christiansen, E., Scarlett, J.M., Houpt, K.A. Aggressive behavior in adopted dogs that passed a temperament test Applied Anim Behav Sci, 106:85-95, 2007.

Scarlett, J.M. Are you doing all you can to reduce euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets? Vet Med October: 638, 2007.

Lord, L., Wittum, T.E., Scarlett, J.M. Use of group-randomized trials in pet population research. Prev Vet Med 82(3-4):167-175, 2007.

Scarlett, J.M. Interface of epidemiology, pet population issues and policy. Prev Vet Med 86(3-4): 188-197, 2008.

Looney, A.L., Bohling, M.W., Bushby, P.A. . . . Scarlett, J.M. The Association of shelter Veterinarians veterinary medical care guidelines for spay-neuter programs. J Amer Vet Med Assoc 233: 74-86, 2008.

Dinnage, J., Scarlett, J.M. Descriptive epidemiology of feline upper respiratory tract disease in an animal shelter J Feline Med and Surg 11:816-625, 2009.

Book Chapters

Scarlett, J.M. Pet population dynamics and animal shelter issues. In (Miller, L, Zawistowski, S eds) Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

Scarlett, J.M. Controlling feline respiratory disease in animal shelters. (Prepared for (August, J, ed). Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine Vol. 5 St Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Saunders, 2006, pg. 735-742

Scarlett, J.M. Feline upper respiratory disease. In: (Miller, L, Hurley, K, eds) Infectious disease management in animal shelters Chapter 8, Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.