Congratulations to the Certificate in Shelter Medicine Class of 2014

Published: June 4th, 2014

Category: Featured, News

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

2014 Maddie's Shelter Medicine Certificate Graduates

Recipients of Maddie’s Certificate in Shelter Medicine, UF CVM Class of 2014, with Dr. Cynda Crawford (far left), Dr. Julie Levy (left) and Dr. Natalie Isaza (far right). – Photo credit: Sarah Carey

On May 24, the hard work and dedication of these students culminated with graduation from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and the start of their exciting journey as veterinarians.

In addition to their intensive curriculum in veterinary medicine, these extraordinary students pursued a special commitment to the welfare of homeless and sheltered pets by earning the Maddie’s® Certificate in Shelter Medicine and training alongside our program’s faculty.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Certificate in Shelter Medicine, Class of 2014!

  • Dr. Amanda Fleischmann
  • Dr. Michelle Fusting
  • Dr. Amanda Gilmour
  • Dr. Jill Kirk
  • Dr. Lauren MacDonald
  • Dr. Mallory Offner
  • Dr. Kim Olson
  • Dr. Jenna Rooks
  • Dr. Jaime Willson

Our veterinary students are the next generation of advocates for the welfare of shelter animals, and we are always inspired by their compassion and enthusiasm! Everyone at Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program is honored to have worked with them and tracked their progress on their path to graduation.

The Maddie’s Certificate in Shelter Medicine serves as a testament to the intensive program of study undertaken by the graduates throughout their veterinary school career.  Certificate recipients have developed a broad base of knowledge in Shelter Medicine through participation in such varied experiences as:

  • Coursework in Shelter Medicine, Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare, Veterinary Disaster Response, Veterinary Forensics
  • Clinical training in spay/neuter and shelter consultation
  • Special electives such as Animal Hoarding and Bully Breed Challenges
  • Mentored scientific investigation into shelter health problems
  • Externships in adoption guarantee shelters, open-admission shelters, and spay/neuter clinics

Best of luck to the Class of 2014!

Learn more about the Maddie’s Certificate in Shelter Medicine, including our online graduate program.