Scholarships Available to Maddie’s® Online Shelter Medicine Students: Sponsored by the ASPCA®, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company and PetPoint Solutions

Published: April 16th, 2014

Category: Online News

Generous funding from our sponsors will allow students to prepare for work as shelter veterinarians and improve the health and welfare of homeless animals.

  • One-course tuition scholarships available for online shelter medicine courses
  • Applications accepted until May 12th (summer) and August 25th (fall)
  • Sponsored by the ASPCA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, and PetPoint Solutions

Shelter Medicine certificate scholarship sponsorsApply for a Shelter Medicine Scholarship

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, through generous grants from the ASPCA®, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, and PetPoint Solutions, is proud to announce a tuition reimbursement scholarship for students and veterinary professionals pursuing the Maddie’s Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine.

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the summer (until May 12th) and fall semesters (until August 25th).

Helping Shelter Animals through Training for Students and Veterinarians

A limited number of competitive, one-course tuition reimbursement scholarships are available thanks to generous support from the ASPCA®, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, and PetPoint Solutions. With this valuable opportunity, veterinary students and professionals will be able to pursue comprehensive online graduate training in shelter medicine through the University of Florida.

Qualified students enrolled in the Maddie’s Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine can receive help with educational costs through a tuition reimbursement scholarship. Students may be eligible for reimbursement (valued at $1,575) after successfully completing at least one course as part of the Online Graduate Certificate.

The objective of the scholarship is to support and encourage the professional development of veterinarians and veterinary students interested in the expanding field of shelter medicine. With the generous support of our scholarship sponsors, veterinary students will learn the skills necessary to protect the health and welfare of shelter animals.

Earn a Certificate in Shelter Medicine

Students can use this valuable scholarship opportunity to take a course in the Maddie’s Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine this summer or fall. Scholarship applications for summer are being accepted until May 12th, and for fall until August 25th.

Registration for our summer online graduate course, Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems, is currently open. This 3-credit course is designed to help students understand and appreciate the critical role played by veterinarians in protecting the health and welfare of sheltered dogs and cats.  In April 2014, Integrating Veterinary Medicine in Shelter Systems received a University of Florida “Online Education Excellence” award for online graduate courses.

Shelter Animal Physical Health, our online course available this fall, will help students evaluate and modify protocols to enhance the physical health and well-being of sheltered dogs and cats as well as recognize and respond to common threats to physical health.

About the Maddie’s Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine

Supported by a grant from Maddie’s Fund®, our on-campus shelter medicine certificate program is now available online as the Maddie’s® Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine.

The graduate certificate program includes three comprehensive online courses: Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems, Shelter Animal Physical Health, and Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare. They feature in-depth instruction from leading shelter medicine experts combined with the convenience of online education.

Students in the Maddie’s® Online Graduate Certificate focus on enhancing three important skills…

  • Understand the critical role played by veterinarians in protecting the health and welfare of sheltered dogs and cats.
  • Recognize and respond to compromised physical health of sheltered animals.
  • Recognize and respond to compromised behavioral health of sheltered animals.

Please contact us for more information about the Online Graduate Certificate or any of our educational opportunities.