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A “Herd” of Students Enroll in Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Online Course this fall

Sixty students who reside in 26 different states and countries currently studying Shelter Animal Physical Health with Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program

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Crunching Numbers to Save Lives

Shelter Census project aims to improve shelter animal outcomes in Florida.

A community cat hides at the edge of a lot

Targeted TNR is on the mark

A recent study supported by Maddie’s Fund shows a significant drop in shelter intake and euthanasia in conjunction with a targeted trap-neuter-release program in Gainesville, Florida.        

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Kelly Nutt, 2014

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program Students Hard at Work with Summer Research Projects

This summer, several veterinary students have been busy with more than just their online projects in the Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems course. Here is a peek at what keeps them busy.

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Students learn best practices for reducing homeless cat populations

Students learn best practices for reducing homeless cat populations

Sep 3rd, 2014

What has 66 legs and travels 84,372 miles in one week? The group of students who took part in our 2014 Community Cat Management course! Veterinary students and veterinarians from […]

Sarah Caroll, recipient of the Madie's Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine

Congratulations to this Semester’s Online Shelter Medicine Certificate Recipients!

Aug 14th, 2014

Congratulations to the seven newest recipients of the Maddie’s® Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine!

7th Annual Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference

Conference Recap: 7th Annual Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference

Aug 4th, 2014

Nearly 200 veterinarians, staff, veterinary students, and shelter leaders came to Orlando, Florida for the 7th Annual Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference.

UF “Animal Airwaves”

A plethora of heartworm preventatives

September 1, 2014

Heartworm disease, which is spread by mosquitoes, can irreversibly damage the heart, lungs and blood vessels of your dog, cat or ferret. Treatment of this frequently fatal disease is very hard on dogs...

Fighting fleas with benefits

September 1, 2014

Fleas can cause more than just itching. Some carry tapeworms that can lead to weight loss in dogs and cats. Certain tapeworms develop, in part, inside fleas. When grooming, your four-legged friend may...

Prevent, don’t provoke, canine distemper

September 1, 2014

If you think canine distemper is rare these days, hold on. While vaccination programs have largely kept this devastating disease under control in pets, it still lurks in wildlife. All it takes is an...