Maddie’s® On-Campus Professional Certificate Curriculum: Shelter Medicine

Earn the Maddie’s® Professional Certificate While Pursuing Your DVM Degree

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If you are a current University of Florida veterinary student and would like to join the Maddie’s® Certificate in Shelter Medicine track, please fill out our on-campus Maddie’s® Certificate in Shelter Medicine inquiry form or contact us to connect with an adviser and receive more information.

Requirements

The Certificate in Shelter Medicine is awarded following the completion of 15 credit hours of required courses, clinical clerkships, and externships. A palette of elective courses is also available for students with special interests in related topics in Shelter Medicine.

Click here to learn more about the Shelter Medicine Certificate curriculum. 

Required Courses

Credits

Elective Courses

Credits

Integrating Veterinary Medicine within Shelter Systems (web-based) 3 Introduction to Shelter Medicine 1
Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare (web-based) 3 Veterinary Community Outreach Program Clerkship OR Shelter Practice Clerkship 2
Shelter Animal Physical Health (web-based) 3 Veterinary Forensic Medicine 1
Shelter Medicine Externship 2 Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response (web-based)
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Spay/Neuter Externship 2 Supervised Research (shelter topic) 2
Veterinary Community Outreach Program Clerkship OR Shelter Practice Clerkship (at least one is required) 2 Special Projects (shelter topic) 2
Welfare and Wellness for Pets and People 1