Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences


Cats  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Dogs  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Pig  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Cells  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Cattle  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Horses  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Janet M. Scarlett

Scarlett

Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853
Phone:  607-253-3574
Fax: 607-253-3083
e-mail:  jms15@cornell.edu

 

Research Interests

My research interests include risk factors for infectious diseases in animal shelters, health and behavioral effects of pediatric neutering, efficacy of spay/neuter programs in reducing shelter admissions, use of metrics to manage the health of animal shelter populations.

Education

  • BS Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 1971
  • DVM Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 1972
  • MPH University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1975
  • PhD University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1983
    “A case-control study of multiple sclerosis in Olmstead and Mower Counties, Minnesota”


Research and Professional Experience

  • Founder and Director, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University, September 2008 – March 2013, Department of Population Medicine and   
    Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • Professor, 2006 to present: Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor, 1989-2006: Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science (formerly in the Department of Clinical Sciences)
      College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
  • Associate Dean of Student Services, September 1995 to February 1997: College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
  • Assistant Professor, 1982-1989: Department of Clinical Sciences (formerly in the Department of Preventive Medicine), College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Assistant Professor (Teaching responsibilities only), 1981-1982: Veterinary Public Health Program, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota,
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Part-time Small Animal Practitioner, 1982: Blue Cross Animal Hospital, Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Relief and Part-time Small Animal Practitioner, 1976-1980: South Hyland Veterinary Hospital, Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Small Animal Practitioner, 1972-1974: Allen Animal Hospital, 1966 Farmington Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152


Honors and Awards

  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service, 2013

Professional Society Memberships

  • Association of Shelter Veterinarians (2002 to present: Board Member 2002-2004)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (1972 to present)


Humane Organizations:

  • National Council of Pet Population Study and Policy (Alternate representative from
  • The Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (2006)
  • American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Humane Society of the United States

 

Selected Publications: Companion Animal Welfare

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 relinquishment t of dogs and cats to animal shelter in the U.S.A. J Appl Anim Welf Sci 2:83-96, 1999.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Scarlett, J.M. Are you doing all you can to reduce euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets (Editorial)? VetMed October: 638, 2007.
  16. 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.
  17. Scarlett, J.M. Interface of epidemiology, pet population issues and policy. Prev Vet Med 86(3-4): 188-197, 2008.
  18. 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.
  19. Dinnage, J., Scarlett, J.M. Descriptive epidemiology of feline upper respiratory tract disease in an animal shelter J Feline Med Surg, 11: 817-825, 2009.
  20. Hayward, J.J., Dubovi, E.J., Scarlett, J.M., Janeczko, S., Holmes, E.C., Parrish, C.R.. Microevolution of canine influenza virus in shelters and its molecular epidemiology in the United States. Journal of Virology 84 (24):1236-45, 2010.
  21. Place, N.J., Hansen, B.S., Cheraskin, J.L., Cudney, S.E., Flanders, J.A., Newmark, A.D., Barry, B., Scarlett, J.M.. Measurement of serum anti-Mullerian hormone concentration in female dogs and cats before and after ovariohysterectomy. J of Vet Diag Invest 23:524-527, 2011.
  22. Scarlett, Janet, Johnston, Naomi. (2012) Impact of a subsidized spay neuter clinic on impoundments and euthanasias in a community shelter and on service and complaint calls to animal control. J Appl Anim Wel Sci 15:53-69.
  23. Markovich, J.E., Stucker, K.M., Carr, A., Harbison, C.E., Scarlett, J.M. Parrish, C.R. (2012) Effects of canine parvovirus strain variations on diagnostic test results and clinical management of enteritis in dogs. J Amer Vet Med Assoc 241: 1-7.