Shelter Medicine

Pet Poison Prevention

Hello, I’m Dr. Rhiannon Koehler, one of the shelter veterinarians at Great Plains SPCA and this week is pet poison prevention week. So, we wanted to talk to you about some of the common poisons or toxins that we see pets ingest and some of the steps that you can take to try to prevent …

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Winter weather warning from a shelter veterinarian

As arctic weather continues to surge across Kansas City, Dr. Rhiannon Koehler, DVM and Shelter Veterinarian at Great Plains SPCA, warns about the dangers of these frigid temperatures. “Winter weather, particularly arctic blasts, can be especially dangerous for our pets. Some pets love playing in the snow or ice (I’m looking at you, huskies), but it is up to …

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March is Pet Poison Awareness Month

March is Pet Poison Awareness Month. Our very own Chief Shelter Veterinarian, Dr. Michelle Taylor, DVM, highlights some helpful hints to keep your pets safe! Our Shelter Medicine Team provides the best care for all Great Plains SPCA animals. This comprehensive care is possible through our supporter’s generous donations. Click here to donate today and help us …

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Sweet Vera’s Story

After 120 total days at Great Plains SPCA, Vera has found her forever family! Every day we care for dogs and cats, like Vera, looking for a very special home. As a No Kill Shelter, we take care of cats like Vera, no matter the cost! Because for cats like Vera, the true gift of love …

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Chloe: This is the Face of Parvo

Parvo is highly contagious disease, spread from dog to dog, specifically affecting unvaccinated populations of dogs young and old. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases. Meet Chloe, Chloe is A 3 year old Chihuahua brought to Great Plains SPCA this month needing life-saving care for the treatment Parvo. …

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