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Kathryn Foster

Shelter medicine’s future just got five times brighter

Published: Dec 6th, 2017

The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program is pleased to announce five tuition reimbursement scholarships have been awarded for students who completed the summer Shelter Medicine course, Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems.

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How an innovative program is helping change attitudes toward street dogs in Thailand

Published: Nov 30th, 2017

During her time at the Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand, Dr. Katherine Polak was involved with many animal welfare initiatives, particularly focusing on ending the cruel dog and cat meat trade.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Published: Nov 21st, 2017

This is the season when all of us take time to reflect on all the things we have to be grateful for. At the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF, […]

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Next level training in shelter medicine: Applications close Dec. 4 for UF internship

Published: Nov 19th, 2017

Do you have a deep, personal passion to change the world for shelter pets? If this is you, then you might be our next shelter medicine intern.


UF Shelter Medicine grads working for animals at home and around the globe

Published: Nov 15th, 2017

Four recent grads of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF are making a difference for animals from Florida to Texas to Kenya!


Million Cat Challenge rockets past 1 million cats saved

Published: Nov 9th, 2017

More than 1,200 shelters participating in the Million Cat Challenge projected they’d saved 1 million more cats, not just within the five years of the Challenge, but more than a year early.


Diverting Feline Intake: Workshop with Dr. Julie Levy, Best Friends, and the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations

Published: Nov 5th, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

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A ‘tail’ of three externs: Inside a model cat program

Published: Nov 1st, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience a model cat program? Three UFCVM students recently did just that during externships at Cat Depot in Sarasota, Fla.


UF shelter med alum helps create first ‘dog meat-free city’ in South Korea

Published: Oct 23rd, 2017

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF alumn Dr. Katherine Polak has teamed up with local activist Nami Kim and Save Korean Dogs to help create the first ever dog meat-free city in all of Korea.

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What shelter cats and dogs want you to know: A day of learning with Dr. Julie Levy and Dr. Sarah Kirk

Published: Oct 17th, 2017

Please join us for What shelter cats and dogs want you to know: A day of learning with Dr. Julie Levy and Dr. Sarah Kirk on Nov. 15, 2017, at Cat Depot in Sarasota, Fla. It’s free!