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How the memory of a beloved dog is making lasting change for shelter animals

Published: Aug 9th, 2016

An anonymous donor wanted to honor of her childhood dog, Broker, and recently awarded scholarships to students in the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida.

UF shelter medicine professor tapped to help develop vaccination guidelines for South American cats and dogs

Published: Aug 2nd, 2016

Dogs and cats in South America will soon have vaccination recommendations tailored specifically for them, thanks to a group of dedicated veterinarians, including Dr. Cynda Crawford of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF.

4-H students on a journey of discovery in the world of shelter medicine

Published: Jul 29th, 2016

The students were at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine for “Exploring Veterinary Medicine Day,” and we wanted to put shelter medicine’s best paw forward.

UF joins ASV, shelter medicine programs across U.S. to create new guidelines for spay/neuter programs

Published: Jul 28th, 2016

Spay/neuter programs are a cornerstone of managing pet over-population and reducing shelter intake.

How to get and stay on top of animal care in your shelter with daily rounds

Published: Jul 20th, 2016

Learn the practical principle behind daily rounds, a simple-to-implement practice that ensures no animal’s general, medical, or behavior needs fall through the cracks.

Can in-shelter antibody tests protect dogs from parvo and distemper?

Published: Jul 7th, 2016

Can animal shelters protect the dogs in their care from illness and euthanasia even if they’ve been exposed to canine parvovirus (CPV) or canine distemper (CDV)?

We’re helping veterinarians move into animal shelter leadership roles

Published: Jun 9th, 2016

UPDATE: The Surgeons to Leaders workshop has sold out. Please contact us to be placed on a waiting list and to learn about the next time this workshop will be offered.

A Million Cat Challenge roadtrip

Published: Apr 12th, 2016

As they watched the data pour in, Million Cat Challenge co-founders Dr. Julie Levy and Dr. Kate Hurley realized they were seeing a cat-saving revolution sweeping the continent.

Million Cat Challenge halfway to goal as it marks 500,000 cats saved

Published: Apr 10th, 2016

Saving the lives of 1 million cats in North American animal shelters over five years may be an audacious goal, but the Million Cat Challenge is halfway there.

Learn to help shelter dogs and other homeless animals with shelter medicine distance learning

Shelter Workers and Veterinarians Not Reliable at Identifying ‘Pit Bulls’

Published: Feb 16th, 2016

In a University of Florida study conducted at four different animal shelters and published in November 2015, researchers identified significant inaccuracies in dog identification.