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.
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.
- 2014 Dates: August 4th-8th
- Course information and registration
Annual Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference
Innovative ideas and real-world insight.
If you’re looking for innovative ideas and real-world insight into saving your shelter’s animals – including the most vulnerable, you won’t want to miss the informative topics, inspiring presenters, and connection with sheltering colleagues you’ll experience at our 2 annual conferences.
2014 Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference (click here for more information)
- Dates: May 18th – May 20th, 2014
- Where: Orlando, FL
- CE: Up to 21 contact hours
- Early Registration: $185 until April 1, 2014 (see the Register Now page for more details)
- Agenda: Click here to view the complete conference agenda
- 2013 Conference Recap & Presentations
- 2012 Conference Recap
- 2011 Conference Presentations
- 2010 Conference Presentations
Maddie’s® Veterinary Forensics Conference
The core issue for animal cruelty investigations is training and education. Shelters are the primary agencies that encounter animal cruelty. Shelter veterinarians are the professionals most likely to be asked to render expert opinions regarding suspected cruelty cases, and their involvement in any investigation is critical to a successful outcome. Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program and the ASPCA collaborate to present this annual conference.
- Where: Gainesville, Florida
- When: Saturday, April 5th, 2014
- Time: 7:30am – 5:30 pm
- CEUs: 7
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 .