Shelter Medicine Training and Workshops
In addition to our unique shelter medicine course work, Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program offers a variety of learning opportunities from conferences to special courses for veterinarians, veterinary students, and shelter practitioners and staff.
Current Training & Workshops
Veterinarian to Leader: Leadership Skills for Medical Directors
Oct. 27-28, 2017 – Gainesville, Fla.
This two-day, in person workshop will zero in on the unique leadership challenges shelter veterinarians face. Attendees will be able to put aside veterinary and technical issues for two days and focus in on what it takes to provide outstanding leadership to a team, including communication skills, collaborative decision making, conflict negotiation, and more. Click here to learn more or to register for this event.
From Cats to Caregivers: A Holistic Approach to Caring for Shelter Cats, Staff, and Volunteers
Oct. 11, 2017 – Vero Beach, Fla. / Date TBD – Sarasota, Fla
Join Maddie’s Professor of Shelter Medicine Dr. Julie Levy and licensed mental health counselor Dr. Ron Del Moro for this free seminar, on Oct. 11, 2017, in Vero Beach, Fla. (the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River.) . Click here to learn more or to register for one of the events. (Note: The originally scheduled event in Sarasota (Cat Depot) was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. New date TBD.)
Compassion Fatigue Strategies
Online CE Course, Fall 2017
This online CE course is uniquely designed to offer support for people who work with animals. Transform your experience with compassion fatigue through the instruction of Jessica Dolce, a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator. Click here for more information or to register.
Past Training & Workshops
Surgeons to Leaders CE Workshop
Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida is proud to present this two-day CE workshop for veterinarians in collaboration with Emancipet. The Surgeons to Leaders CE workshop is designed for professional veterinarians who are on a management career track.
Maddie’s® Community Cat Management Course
This week-long intensive program will use a combination of lectures, discussions, and clinical laboratories to cover the controversial topic of managing unowned community cats.
- At this time the Community Cat Management Course is on hold until further notice.
Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conferences
Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida will not be offering a 2016 Shelter Medicine Conference.
- 2014 Conference Recap and Presentations
- 2013 Conference Recap & Presentations
- 2012 Conference Recap
- 2011 Conference Presentations
- 2010 Conference Presentations
Veterinary Forensic Sciences
Veterinarians play a critical role in animal cruelty investigations.
The University of Florida’s online graduate certificate program in Veterinary Forensic Sciences is comprised of five 3-credit courses and is provided by the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Leaders in Community Cat Management.
Operation Catnip is a nonprofit organization offering free spay/neuter and vaccines for unowned free-roaming community cats from Alachua County, Florida since 1998. Our clinics are run entirely by volunteers (veterinarians, vet technicians and other trained volunteers) and are capable of sterilizing over 200 cats in a matter of hours.
Focused on advanced and general principles.
The University of Florida’s online graduate certificate* program in Forensic Toxicology is comprised of five 3-credit courses and has been designed to meet the needs of today’s working professionals; providing a strong working background in analytical techniques, pharmacokinetics, drug elimination and toxicology .
Other Sheltering & Shelter Medicine Training Resources
- ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program
- The Humane Society of the United States
- American Humane Association
- Society of Animal Welfare Administrators