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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.

Dr. Brian DiGangi

Former Maddie’s Resident Among the First to Earn ABVP Certification in Shelter Medicine Practice

Published: Dec 16th, 2015

Dr. Brian DiGangi, a faculty member at UF and former Maddie’s resident, is one of the first veterinarians ever to become certified in the new specialty of Shelter Medicine Practice.

Photo, Dr. Ken Sieranski

Veterinarian receives first-ever online Masters in Shelter Medicine at UF

Published: Dec 15th, 2015

Dr. Ken Sieranski is about to earn the very first Masters in Veterinary Medical Sciences Concentration in Shelter Medicine earned entirely online from the University of Florida.

Nestlé Purina Scholarships Help Make Veterinary Care Possible for Homeless Pets

Published: Nov 30th, 2015

Animals are the big winners thanks to scholarships made available to three students in the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program by the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.

Broker's Tale scholarhsip for shelter medicine students

Shelter Medicine Scholarship Honors Dog with a Broken Tail

Published: Nov 30th, 2015

Two students in the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida will receive Broker’s Tale scholarships in honor of the donor’s childhood dog.

Ask A Shelter Vet: Caring for Suspected Distemper Survivors in a Foster Home

Published: Nov 23rd, 2015

“Can you tell me the name of the viral shedding canine distemper test we should ask our veterinarian to give and advise us on the safest protocol to follow?”

UF Online Shelter Medicine Course Helps Veterinarian Turn Troubled Shelter System Around

Published: Nov 16th, 2015

Dr. LeeAnn Dumars didn’t plan on practicing shelter medicine when she became a vet in 1989. Today, she’s about to help transform a troubled municipal shelter in California.

Drs. Cannon and Burling

Former Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Residents Elected to Association of Shelter Veterinarians Board

Published: Nov 13th, 2015

Dr. Staci Cannon and Dr. Amie Burling will serve three-year terms with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

Student receives guidance during spay

Ask A Shelter Vet: Anesthesia Protocols for a Pediatric Spay Program

Published: Nov 12th, 2015

“Can you share your recommendations for pediatric anesthesia protocols?”

Shelter veterinarian saves pregnant, injured dog found in parking lot – and her puppies, too!

Published: Nov 12th, 2015

Gypsy was found in the shelter’s parking lot in rough shape: she had a broken leg, cataracts, and she was about to give birth to six puppies.