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PetSmart Charities helps us come through for Florida shelters affected by Hurricane Matthew

Published: Oct 26th, 2016

Hurricane Matthew couldn’t get Florida’s animal shelters down, thanks to the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (VETS) and PetSmart Charities!

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Treating heartworm in shelter dogs: Yes, you can!

Published: Oct 18th, 2016

Do you think treating heartworm in shelter dogs is expensive, difficult, and impractical? Would it surprise you to know that veterinarians and students of the UF Veterinary Community Outreach Program have developed a treatment plan that’s affordable and successful?

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Just say no to chaos in the animal shelter: Here’s how

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

When it comes to smooth operations at animal shelters, what goes hand in hand with daily rounds? The development and use of standard operating procedures, or SOPs.


Former UF shelter medicine resident helping bring community cat program to Gran Canaria

Published: Oct 4th, 2016

Here’s an update from former UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine resident Dr. Katherine Polak on work she’s leading on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

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The Target Zero effect: Helping communities end shelter euthanasia

Published: Sep 29th, 2016

Out of the success of animal shelter evolution in Jacksonville, Fla., grew Target Zero, a group that helps communities end euthanasia in their shelters and save 95 percent or more of their homeless pets.

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Job opening – shelter vets need apply!

Published: Sep 22nd, 2016

Would you like to put your veterinary skills to work helping homeless animals and teaching shelter medicine to veterinary students? The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for a clinical assistant professor position in shelter animal medicine and surgery.

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Video: How (and why) to vaccinate cats in the tail

Published: Sep 19th, 2016

Dr. Julie Levy walks viewers through the steps, and demonstrates that tail vaccinations are easier on both cat and veterinary care provider than you’d have imagined.


Michigan veterinarian using online shelter medicine Master’s to help pets in Guatemala and at home

Published: Sep 12th, 2016

The homeless pets of Michigan and Guatemala have one thing in common: Dr. Jim Bader on their side.


What shelters and vet students can expect from a shelter medicine externship

Published: Sep 8th, 2016

Students learn a lot in the classroom — but there’s nothing like going hands-on in an animal shelter to prepare future shelter veterinarians to help our nation’s homeless pets.


Shelter medicine alum shines as Best Friends lands in Atlanta

Published: Aug 31st, 2016

When Best Friends announced the formation of Best Friends – Atlanta, it was great news for the pets of that city. And it was great news for the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF, too!