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Shelters unite in central Vietnam to end the cruel dog meat trade

Published: Mar 8th, 2017

Former MSMP resident Dr. Katherine Polak teamed up with Adam Parascandola from Humane Society International for a series of lectures on how to tackle the dog and cat meat trade.

UF veterinary partnership to help save shelter dogs in Thailand

Published: Jan 26th, 2017

The University of Florida and Soi Dog Foundation have teamed up to elevate the care of stray dogs and cats in animal shelters in Thailand.

Shelter medicine volunteers: UF alum asks for your help at struggling shelter in Thailand

Published: Jan 4th, 2017

Are you looking to put your shelter medicine skills to use? Volunteer veterinarians and nurses are urgently needed at a special needs shelter in Thailand!

UF shelter medicine alum is helping end stray dog culling in Myanmar

Published: Dec 8th, 2016

Can the wide-scale and inhumane killing of stray dogs to control rabies in Myanmar come to an end? With the help of animal lovers in the region and the leadership of a Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alum, they can.

Infectious diseases in cats rescued from hoarders

Published: Nov 16th, 2016

Animals seized from hoarding situations frequently suffer from conditions including enteric and respiratory infections, retroviruses, dermatophytosis, malnutrition, and other evidence of neglect.

Shelter medicine comes to Vietnam: Supporting the animal welfare movement through shelter training

Published: Nov 2nd, 2016

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alum Dr. Katherine Polak helped facilitate the first ever Shelter Management Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Former UF shelter medicine resident helping bring community cat program to Gran Canaria

Published: Oct 4th, 2016

Here’s an update from former UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine resident Dr. Katherine Polak on work she’s leading on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.