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Memorial Day: Honoring fallen military dog teams

Published: May 24th, 2017

This Memorial Day, we honor all our fallen veterans, whether on two legs or four.

How shelter communications can turn a parvo outbreak from crisis to positive outcome

Published: May 17th, 2017

Does an outbreak of parvovirus need to be a crisis in your shelter? No, said Dr. Lesli Groshong at the 2012 Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference.

Making change for Australian shelter animals, thanks to UF online shelter medicine course

Published: May 11th, 2017

The transformation being made for animals by the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF is a global one, and there are few better examples of this than Australian alum Ann Enright.

Dr. Marty Becker: Why Fear Free animal shelters aren’t just possible, they’re inevitable

Published: May 3rd, 2017

Fear Free is a movement to see the emotional well-being of animals respected equally with their physical well-being through progressive facility design, environmental management, and handling.

Is there a single-dose, less expensive drug to treat giardiasis in shelter dogs and cats?

Published: Apr 26th, 2017

Is there not some other treatment regimen we can discover that is more successful, not only in curing the infection, but from a staff and animal welfare perspective as well?

Are we getting our cats’ temperatures all wrong?

Published: Apr 18th, 2017

Is your cat’s temperature really normal? Maybe not. While the range of healthy feline temperatures considered normal is considered to be between 100.0 and 102.5⁰F, there’s little evidence supporting that range.

Defining ‘good quality of life’ for pets in shelters

Published: Apr 13th, 2017

When we talk about a shelter pet’s “quality of life,” what do we mean? In a recent presentation by our Dr. Cynda Crawford and Aimee Sandler of the Playing for Life program, Dr. Crawford tackled the definition.

How is running an animal shelter like having a checking account?

Published: Apr 5th, 2017

Money in, money out, money in the bank. That’s how it works with finances, and the same can be true for animals, said Million Cat Challenge co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley at the 2014 Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference.

April 3 deadline to enroll for online Masters in shelter medicine!

Published: Mar 29th, 2017

The April 3 deadline to enroll for an online Master of Science in Veterinary Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Shelter Medicine is almost here!

Giving ringworm a ‘clean break’ in your animal shelter

Published: Mar 21st, 2017

How do you stop the cycle of ringworm transmission in an animal shelter? By giving it a clean break, said Dr. Sandra Newbury at the 2013 No More Homeless Pets National Conference.