Shelter Medicine Team

Shelter Medicine Team

The Koret Shelter Medicine Program advances shelter medicine as a veterinary specialty through research, specialty training and education, and the performance of veterinary service in animal shelters. Our program improves the quality of life of animals in shelters through improvements in veterinary preventive medicine and management of disease.


KSMP team picture
Amanda Newkirk, Andy Cowitt, Lisa Bassi, Dr. Denae Wagner, Dr. Kate Hurley, Dr. Cynthia Karsten, Dr. Stacy Krauss, Dr. Cynthia Delany, Emma Hewitt


 Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVMKate Hurley, DVM, MPVM

Program Director







Denae Wagner, DVM, MPVMDenae Wagner, DVM, MPVM

Shelter Medicine Associate Veterinarian





Cynthia (Cindy) Karsten, DVMCynthia (Cindy) Karsten, DVM

Shelter Medicine Alumnae, Outreach Veterinarian





Cindi Delany, DVMCindi Delany, DVM

Shelter Veterinarian/Manager







Lisa BassiLisa Bassi

Operations Manager 







Stacy KrausStacy Kraus

Clinical Instructor







Emma HewittEmma Hewitt

Animal Health Technician







Mandy NewkirkMandy Newkirk

Marketing and Communications Specialist







Andy CowittAndy Cowitt