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Shelter Medicine: The Past, Present and Future of Saving Animals’ Lives

Published: Oct 30th, 2014

A short documentary about the history of Shelter Medicine education from Maddie’s Fund®

Jenna working to socialize Bisquick during the shelter visit

The Story of Jenna and Bisquick

Published: Oct 29th, 2014

This year, UF veterinary student Jenna Rooks used her shelter medicine training to make a life-saving difference for one lucky shelter dog.


New Online Master’s Degree

Published: Oct 20th, 2014

Online Master of Science in Veterinary Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Shelter Medicine begins Spring 2015.

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Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference, May 18-20 in Orlando

Published: Apr 22nd, 2014

With three days of learning opportunities, this year’s Shelter Medicine Conference is our best ever! Join us in Orlando for expert presentations and a chance to network with colleagues.

2014 Forensics Conference

Animal CSI: Recognizing and Responding to Non-Accidental Injury

Published: Feb 26th, 2014

Maddie’s® Veterinary Forensics Conference is designed for a range of professionals and students who are interested in veterinary forensics and animal welfare.

Operation Potcake a Success!

Operation Potcake a Success!

Published: Feb 4th, 2013

Over 2000 Bahamian street dogs were sterilized during the monumental spay/neuter campaign.

Adventures in Shelter Medicine: Bhutan

Adventures in Shelter Medicine: Bhutan

Published: Aug 15th, 2012

Shelter Medicine Resident Dr. Katherine Polak worked with Humane Society International’s Bhutan program for the development of a sustainable solution for dog population management.

Adventures in Shelter Medicine: Hong Kong

Adventures in Shelter Medicine: Hong Kong

Published: Jun 19th, 2012

Resident Dr. Katherine Polak blogs about her exploration of Shelter Medicine in Hong Kong.

A happy cat is a relaxed cat.

Innovation = Inspiration

Published: Apr 12th, 2012

Being 120 years old is not a license for laziness! Shelter Medicine Resident Dr. Laura Andersen reflects on the great work one inspirational shelter is doing.

Dr. Clemmons and Joe are lifted from the hole.

Local canine rescued from fall down 50-foot hole

Published: Mar 20th, 2012

When an afternoon adventure went wrong, the UF VETS team was there to help.