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

Published: Jul 20th, 2016

How do animal shelters get and stay on top of the needs of the animals in their care? One day at a time. That’s not esoteric philosophy. It’s the very […]

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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)?

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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.

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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.

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Million Cat Challenge halfway to goal as it marks 500,000 cats saved

Published: Apr 10th, 2016

Saving the lives of 1 million cats in North American animal shelters over five years may be an audacious goal, but the Million Cat Challenge is halfway there.

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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Former Maddie’s Resident Among the First to Earn ABVP Certification in Shelter Medicine Practice

Published: Dec 16th, 2015

Dr. Brian DiGangi, a faculty member at UF and former Maddie’s resident, is one of the first veterinarians ever to become certified in the new specialty of Shelter Medicine Practice.

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Veterinarian receives first-ever online Masters in Shelter Medicine at UF

Published: Dec 15th, 2015

Dr. Ken Sieranski is about to earn the very first Masters in Veterinary Medical Sciences Concentration in Shelter Medicine earned entirely online from the University of Florida.

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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.