About the Author

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Cynda Crawford, PhD, DVM

Dr. Cynda Crawford is a Clinical Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine and Director of the Professional Certificate in Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida. Dr. Crawford’s expertise includes diagnosis, management, and prevention of infectious diseases in dogs and cats in sheltering facilities. Her current focus is tracking and responding to respiratory disease outbreaks and the development of creative interventions that support the recovery of affected animals while halting the spread of infection. Accomplishments include co-discovery of the first canine influenza virus and contribution to the development and validation of canine influenza vaccines, diagnostic assays, and disease prevention protocols that have been adopted worldwide.


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