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New! Compassion in Balance self-study course enrolling now

Published: Feb 15th, 2018

If scheduling or financial constraints have stopped you from enrolling in our Compassion Fatigue Strategies online course, there’s a new option now available. It’s a self-paced course by the same […]

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Take this survey on bullying and support in animal welfare

Published: Feb 10th, 2018

Have you experienced bullying or personal attacks in person or on social media related to your animal welfare paid or volunteer work?

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Hot news on false negative heartworm tests in shelter dogs

Published: Jan 31st, 2018

Have you ever tested a dog in your shelter who you were certain would be heartworm positive, only to have the test come back negative? A new testing technique may reveal that dog is positive after all.

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UF Shelter Medicine team helping animals in Puerto Rico

Published: Jan 23rd, 2018

The animal shelters of Puerto Rico need a helping hand, and the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is lending one.

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Webinar: Getting grants from the ASPCA

Published: Jan 19th, 2018

The webinar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at 3 PM Eastern.

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.

TNR

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!

Dr. Julie Levy

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.