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Training & 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.

Dr. Andrew Rowan at the University of Florida

Dr. Rowan, Chief Scientific Officer and Chief International Officer of the Humane Society of the United States, will be at the University of Florida for three speaking engagements on Thursday, November 12th. 

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.
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Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conferences

Past Conferences

Collaborative Programs

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).

Operation Catnip

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.

Forensic Toxicology

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