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What shelters and vet students can expect from a shelter medicine externship

Published: Sep 8th, 2016

Students learn a lot in the classroom — but there’s nothing like going hands-on in an animal shelter to prepare future shelter veterinarians to help our nation’s homeless pets.

certificate student with shelter dog

Nine Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Certificate Students Receive Externship Travel Stipends

Published: Dec 12th, 2012

Nine shelter medicine certificate students will gain hands-on experience in Shelter Medicine and High Quality High Volume Spay and Neuter programs throughout the country.

Shelter Medicine and Spay/Neuter Externship Travel Stipends Available!

Shelter Medicine and Spay/Neuter Externship Travel Stipends Available!

Published: Nov 1st, 2012

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program is now accepting applications for 2013 Shelter Medicine and Spay/Neuter Externship Travel Stipends.

certificate student with shelter dog

UF Veterinary Students Invited to Pursue Shelter Medicine Certificate

Published: Oct 2nd, 2012

Maddie’s Certificate in Shelter Medicine is a one-of-a-kind program designed to provide veterinary students with specialized knowledge to make a difference for shelter pets.

Adventures in Shelter Medicine: Bhutan

Adventures in Shelter Medicine: Bhutan

Published: Aug 15th, 2012

Shelter Medicine Resident Dr. Katherine Polak worked with Humane Society International’s Bhutan program for the development of a sustainable solution for dog population management.

Adventures in Shelter Medicine: Hong Kong

Adventures in Shelter Medicine: Hong Kong

Published: Jun 19th, 2012

Resident Dr. Katherine Polak blogs about her exploration of Shelter Medicine in Hong Kong.

Innovation = Inspiration

Published: Apr 12th, 2012

Being 120 years old is not a license for laziness! Shelter Medicine Resident Dr. Laura Andersen reflects on the great work one inspirational shelter is doing.

Stipend Support for High-Quality High-Volume Spay/Neuter

Published: Feb 13th, 2012

Attention UF veterinary students! If you’re interested in learning HQHVSN to help save the world (or at least the dogs and cats that are in it!), then MSMP can help.

Maddie’s Externship Award

Published: Nov 21st, 2011

A limited number of veterinary students participating in Shelter Medicine externships are eligible for travel stipends provided by Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, and made possible through the generosity of Maddie’s Fund.

Externships

Externships

Published: Aug 17th, 2011

Shelter Medicine externs will spend most of their time working with a veterinarian in the shelter. Spay/Neuter externs, students will spend most of their time developing their surgical proficiency.