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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.

New bleach guidelines for animal shelters are here!

Published: Jan 5th, 2017

What’s new in bleach? Turns out there are new guidelines for diluting it for disinfection use in animal shelters. And thanks to Dr. Brian DiGangi, we have them for you!

Shelter medicine volunteers: UF alum asks for your help at struggling shelter in Thailand

Published: Jan 4th, 2017

Are you looking to put your shelter medicine skills to use? Volunteer veterinarians and nurses are urgently needed at a special needs shelter in Thailand!

Ending the year with Thanks to Maddie!

Published: Dec 28th, 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, we would like to recognize Maddie’s Fund® for their generous support of our Program, and for their visionary commitment to the power of shelter medicine to save lives.

Have the happiest of holidays!

Published: Dec 21st, 2016

From all of us at the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, wishes for the brightest of holidays to all who have worked so hard to transform animal sheltering this year!