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Defining ‘good quality of life’ for pets in shelters

Published: Apr 13th, 2017

When we talk about a shelter pet’s “quality of life,” what do we mean? In a recent presentation by our Dr. Cynda Crawford and Aimee Sandler of the Playing for Life program, Dr. Crawford tackled the definition.

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.

Treating heartworm in shelter dogs: Yes, you can!

Published: Oct 18th, 2016

Do you think treating heartworm in shelter dogs is expensive, difficult, and impractical? Would it surprise you to know that veterinarians and students of the UF Veterinary Community Outreach Program have developed a treatment plan that’s affordable and successful?

Just say no to chaos in the animal shelter: Here’s how

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

When it comes to smooth operations at animal shelters, what goes hand in hand with daily rounds? The development and use of standard operating procedures, or SOPs.

The Target Zero effect: Helping communities end shelter euthanasia

Published: Sep 29th, 2016

Out of the success of animal shelter evolution in Jacksonville, Fla., grew Target Zero, a group that helps communities end euthanasia in their shelters and save 95 percent or more of their homeless pets.

Video: How (and why) to vaccinate cats in the tail

Published: Sep 19th, 2016

Dr. Julie Levy walks viewers through the steps, and demonstrates that tail vaccinations are easier on both cat and veterinary care provider than you’d have imagined.

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.

Video: Optimizing nutrition in the shelter with Dr. Jason Gagné

Published: Aug 25th, 2016

Last fall, boarded veterinary nutritionist Dr. Jason Gagné gave a presentation on “Optimizing Nutrition in the Shelter” to our students. Now, we’re making it available for anyone who wasn’t able to attend live.

Video: The lifesaving impact of veterinary students

Published: Aug 15th, 2016

What are veterinary students doing to help homeless pets? Plenty! Students at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine are the backbone of Helping Hands Pet Rescue, Gainesville’s largest […]