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Giving ringworm a ‘clean break’ in your animal shelter

Published: Mar 21st, 2017

How do you stop the cycle of ringworm transmission in an animal shelter? By giving it a clean break, said Dr. Sandra Newbury at the 2013 No More Homeless Pets National Conference.

Registration for summer shelter certificate and Masters degree programs opens Monday, March 27!

Published: Mar 15th, 2017

Do you want to grow your skills in the field of animal sheltering or shelter medicine? Do you currently work full-time, or live outside of the Gainesville area? Then the […]

Shelters unite in central Vietnam to end the cruel dog meat trade

Published: Mar 8th, 2017

Former MSMP resident Dr. Katherine Polak teamed up with Adam Parascandola from Humane Society International for a series of lectures on how to tackle the dog and cat meat trade.

What animal shelters need to know when it’s not kennel cough after all

Published: Feb 28th, 2017

Every shelter dreads it: the sound of dogs coughing. It might mean kennel cough… or it might not. Do you know how to identify the pathogens behind the outbreak, and how to respond?

UF shelter medicine research helping save FeLV cats from hoarding case

Published: Feb 21st, 2017

It was one of the most horrifying hoarding cases Pasado’s Safe Haven had ever seen. Its details are too horrible even to include in this post. But the surviving cats […]

What you need to know about FIV-positive and negative cats living together

Published: Feb 15th, 2017

At a recent Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference, Annette Litster described a new study of cats living together in a home setting as well as the kittens of FIV-positive mothers in a shelter.

Babesia gibsoni: Recognition and recommendations for shelters

Published: Feb 7th, 2017

Does your animal shelter handle dog fighting cases? Do you admit or transfer in dogs who may come from a fighting background? Then Dr. Sarah Kirk wants you to have Babesia gibsoni on your radar.

UF veterinary partnership to help save shelter dogs in Thailand

Published: Jan 26th, 2017

The University of Florida and Soi Dog Foundation have teamed up to elevate the care of stray dogs and cats in animal shelters in Thailand.

The inside story on becoming board-certified in shelter medicine

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

Since shelter medicine became a recognized veterinary specialty, there have been only two opportunities for veterinarians to become boarded in shelter medicine. One who took the exams and is now a specialist is the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program’s own Dr. Julie Levy.

Online help for shelter workers, veterinarians struggling with compassion fatigue

Published: Jan 11th, 2017

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida is once again offering its Compassion Fatigue Strategies online course. Registration is open now, with the course beginning March 13.