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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!

Study: Is there a single-dose treatment for coccidiosis in shelter dogs and cats?

Published: Dec 15th, 2016

Shelter pets would be a lot better off if there were a single-dose, affordable treatment for coccidiosis, a protozoal infection that causes diarrhea in dogs and cats, particularly in vulnerable puppies and kittens.

UF shelter medicine alum is helping end stray dog culling in Myanmar

Published: Dec 8th, 2016

Can the wide-scale and inhumane killing of stray dogs to control rabies in Myanmar come to an end? With the help of animal lovers in the region and the leadership of a Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alum, they can.

Can you help us transform animal sheltering forever?

Published: Nov 29th, 2016

Today is #GivingTuesday. Donate now to help us educate veterinarians and shelter professionals in making shelters better, healthier places for pets — and getting more of them adopted.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Published: Nov 22nd, 2016

We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, and let’s keep #TransformingAnimalSheltering together!