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Webinar: Getting grants from the ASPCA

Published: Jan 19th, 2018

Would you like to get funding from the ASPCA? They’ve just launched a new grants portal, and are offering a free webinar to help animal organizations take advantage of opportunities […]

Sylvia Tucker, a biological scientist at the college, looks on as Dr. Cynda Crawford inspects samples that had recently tested positive for H3N2 dog flu.

Shelter medicine team in the spotlight for response to Florida canine influenza outbreak

Published: Jan 10th, 2018

The most recent issue of Florida Veterinarian magazine interviewed our own Dr. Cynda Crawford about the role played by Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program during last year’s canine influenza outbreak.

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Study shows drug reduces stress in TNR cats

Published: Jan 3rd, 2018

In a new breakthrough published in the Sept. 2017 issue of Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, it turns out that the drug gabapentin can mitigate stress in TNR cats.

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Looking back on animal welfare’s year of challenge and courage

Published: Dec 29th, 2017

2017 is almost over, and it’s been a year most of us wouldn’t want to live through again. Animals and people were caught in a series of devastating natural disasters, stretching the animal welfare safety net to the limits of its capacity.

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Warm holiday wishes from the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF!

Published: Dec 21st, 2017

Have the happiest of holidays from all of us at Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF!

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Dr. Julie Levy honored for leadership by national animal organization

Published: Dec 14th, 2017

UF’s own Dr. Julie Levy has been presented with the 2017 Avanzino Leadership Award by Maddie’s Fund.

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Shelter medicine’s future just got five times brighter

Published: Dec 6th, 2017

The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program is pleased to announce five tuition reimbursement scholarships have been awarded for students who completed the summer Shelter Medicine course, Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems.

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How an innovative program is helping change attitudes toward street dogs in Thailand

Published: Nov 30th, 2017

During her time at the Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand, Dr. Katherine Polak was involved with many animal welfare initiatives, particularly focusing on ending the cruel dog and cat meat trade.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Published: Nov 21st, 2017

This is the season when all of us take time to reflect on all the things we have to be grateful for. At the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF, […]

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Next level training in shelter medicine: Applications close Dec. 4 for UF internship

Published: Nov 19th, 2017

Do you have a deep, personal passion to change the world for shelter pets? If this is you, then you might be our next shelter medicine intern.