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Sandy MacArthur

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.

Broker's Tale scholarhsip for shelter medicine students

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.

Distemper Survivors

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?”

Dr. Lee Ann Dumars article photo crop

UF Online Shelter Medicine Course Helps Veterinarian Turn Troubled Shelter System Around

Published: Nov 16th, 2015

Dr. LeeAnn Dumars didn’t plan on practicing shelter medicine when she became a vet in 1989. Today, she’s about to help transform a troubled municipal shelter in California.

Drs. Cannon and Burling

Former Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Residents Elected to Association of Shelter Veterinarians Board

Published: Nov 13th, 2015

Dr. Staci Cannon and Dr. Amie Burling will serve three-year terms with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

Student receives guidance during spay

Ask A Shelter Vet: Anesthesia Protocols for a Pediatric Spay Program

Published: Nov 12th, 2015

“Can you share your recommendations for pediatric anesthesia protocols?”

Gypsy family

Shelter veterinarian saves pregnant, injured dog found in parking lot – and her puppies, too!

Published: Nov 12th, 2015

Gypsy was found in the shelter’s parking lot in rough shape: she had a broken leg, cataracts, and she was about to give birth to six puppies.

Dr. Julie Levy

UF Professor of Shelter Medicine Honored for Contribution to Veterinary Medicine, Animal Welfare

Published: Nov 10th, 2015

Dr. Julie Levy was unanimously chosen to receive the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine​ 2015 College Distinguished Alumni Award.

The research team

New Technology in Disease Diagnosis Could Save Lives in Animal Shelters

Published: Oct 29th, 2015

Imagine an animal shelter where veterinarians and staff could get critical test results in just hours. New tools may make it possible.

Dr. McManus with a young canine patient.

Battling Stress, Anxiety, Burn-out, and Numbness

Published: Oct 26th, 2015

Veterinarians and animal shelter workers have something in common: increased risk of the condition known as compassion fatigue.