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2014 Shelter Medicine Certificate Graduates

Congratulations to the Certificate in Shelter Medicine Class of 2014

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program is proud to recognize the nine recipients of the Certificate in Shelter Medicine who are now officially veterinarians! Best of luck to the Class of 2014!


Announcing Our Online Summer Scholarship Awardees

We’re celebrating shelter medicine education with generous support from the ASPCA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, and a gift from an anonymous donor!

Observing cats in a shelter

Shelter Medicine Practice becomes newest recognized veterinary specialty

Recognition of Shelter Medicine Practice as a veterinary specialty will help optimize care for millions of animals through education, research, and the pursuit of clinical excellence.

Cleon Hendricks and Dr. Julie Levy

Tail vaccinations in cats could save lives

An alternative to a widely accepted vaccination protocol in cats could literally move the needle for feline cancer treatment, according to research from the University of Florida and Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program.

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Advanced Training - House officers at the Community Cat Course

Welcoming a New Class of Online Shelter Medicine Certificate Recipients

May 21st, 2014

Congratulations to the newest recipients of the Maddie's Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine. Plus, more students are learning the principles of shelter medicine with a record-setting summer enrollment!

Kitten and a Helping Hand

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Course Honored by the University of Florida

Apr 22nd, 2014

Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems, one of three courses in the Maddie's Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine, is recognized for "excellence" in online education at UF!

Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference expands to three days

Mar 24th, 2014

The University of Florida’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference will be the first in a packed week of animal welfare training that includes the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association Conference and the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Care Expo.

UF “Animal Airwaves”

Get a jump on laminitis

August 1, 2014

Laminitis, a crippling hoof disease, is one of the most common reasons horses are euthanized. But amazingly, this excruciating syndrome is often preventable by controlling your horse’s diet. Of...

Don’t horse around in the heat

August 1, 2014

Our stoic steeds may seem unflappable, but even horses can have a tough time in sweltering heat. The best way to help your horse on a sizzling summer day is with a constant supply of fresh water. On a...

Knock the wind out of asthma

August 1, 2014

Asthma can make breathing as tough for our cats as it can for us. Airways thicken and narrow during asthma attacks. The resulting struggle for breath leaves cats wheezing and coughing. Feline asthma...