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4-H students on a journey of discovery in the world of shelter medicine

Published: Jul 29th, 2016

Want to feel hope for the future of shelter medicine?  Join the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program team as we show a group of teenage 4-H students from all over Florida […]


UF joins ASV, shelter medicine programs across U.S. to create new guidelines for spay/neuter programs

Published: Jul 28th, 2016

Spay/neuter programs are a cornerstone of managing pet over-population and reducing shelter intake.

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How to get and stay on top of animal care in your shelter with daily rounds

Published: Jul 20th, 2016

Learn the practical principle behind daily rounds, a simple-to-implement practice that ensures no animal’s general, medical, or behavior needs fall through the cracks.


Can in-shelter antibody tests protect dogs from parvo and distemper?

Published: Jul 7th, 2016

Can animal shelters protect the dogs in their care from illness and euthanasia even if they’ve been exposed to canine parvovirus (CPV) or canine distemper (CDV)?

Team of doctor and nurse hard at work to care for their patients and using technology to analyse their files and results

We’re helping veterinarians move into animal shelter leadership roles

Published: Jun 9th, 2016

UPDATE: The Surgeons to Leaders workshop has sold out. Please contact us to be placed on a waiting list and to learn about the next time this workshop will be offered.


A Million Cat Challenge roadtrip

Published: Apr 12th, 2016

As they watched the data pour in, Million Cat Challenge co-founders Dr. Julie Levy and Dr. Kate Hurley realized they were seeing a cat-saving revolution sweeping the continent.

Learn to help shelter dogs and other homeless animals with shelter medicine distance learning

Shelter Workers and Veterinarians Not Reliable at Identifying ‘Pit Bulls’

Published: Feb 16th, 2016

In a University of Florida study conducted at four different animal shelters and published in November 2015, researchers identified significant inaccuracies in dog identification.

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Nestlé Purina Scholarships Help Make Veterinary Care Possible for Homeless Pets

Published: Nov 30th, 2015

Animals are the big winners thanks to scholarships made available to three students in the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program by the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.

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Shelter Medicine Scholarship Honors Dog with a Broken Tail

Published: Nov 30th, 2015

Two students in the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida will receive Broker’s Tale scholarships in honor of the donor’s childhood dog.

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Ask A Shelter Vet: Caring for Suspected Distemper Survivors in a Foster Home

Published: Nov 23rd, 2015

“Can you tell me the name of the viral shedding canine distemper test we should ask our veterinarian to give and advise us on the safest protocol to follow?”