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The Target Zero effect: Helping communities end shelter euthanasia

Published: Sep 29th, 2016

Out of the success of animal shelter evolution in Jacksonville, Fla., grew Target Zero, a group that helps communities end euthanasia in their shelters and save 95 percent or more of their homeless pets.

Job opening – shelter vets need apply!

Published: Sep 22nd, 2016

Would you like to put your veterinary skills to work helping homeless animals and teaching shelter medicine to veterinary students? The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for a clinical assistant professor position in shelter animal medicine and surgery.

Video: How (and why) to vaccinate cats in the tail

Published: Sep 19th, 2016

Dr. Julie Levy walks viewers through the steps, and demonstrates that tail vaccinations are easier on both cat and veterinary care provider than you’d have imagined.

Michigan veterinarian using online shelter medicine Master’s to help pets in Guatemala and at home

Published: Sep 12th, 2016

The homeless pets of Michigan and Guatemala have one thing in common: Dr. Jim Bader on their side.

What shelters and vet students can expect from a shelter medicine externship

Published: Sep 8th, 2016

Students learn a lot in the classroom — but there’s nothing like going hands-on in an animal shelter to prepare future shelter veterinarians to help our nation’s homeless pets.

Shelter medicine alum shines as Best Friends lands in Atlanta

Published: Aug 31st, 2016

When Best Friends announced the formation of Best Friends – Atlanta, it was great news for the pets of that city. And it was great news for the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF, too!

Video: Optimizing nutrition in the shelter with Dr. Jason Gagné

Published: Aug 25th, 2016

Last fall, boarded veterinary nutritionist Dr. Jason Gagné gave a presentation on “Optimizing Nutrition in the Shelter” to our students. Now, we’re making it available for anyone who wasn’t able to attend live.

Online shelter medicine grad helps give fighting dogs a fighting chance

Published: Aug 19th, 2016

Fighting dogs have a champion in their corner, thanks to our brand-new Online Shelter Medicine Master’s Degree program graduate, Dr. Stephanie Black.

Apply now for tuition reimbursement scholarships for online shelter medicine program!

Published: Aug 18th, 2016

The deadline for applying is September 2, 2016, for the fall semester. Apply today!

Michigan veterinarian helps animals, future shelter vets thanks to online shelter medicine program

Published: Aug 16th, 2016

How does a Master’s degree in shelter medicine help graduates help animals? Ask Dr. Jeff Fortna, who recently earned his Master’s from UF in the Maddie’s® Online Shelter Medicine Program.