Dr. Jeff Fortna and friend

How a UF Shelter Medicine grad is helping change animal sheltering in Michigan

What happens when a 9-year veteran of a municipal shelter gets a Master’s Degree in shelter medicine? He helps shelters across his state benefit from what he learned.

Portrait of a white cat with heterochromia (odd-eyes) looking directly at viewer. American flag in background. Patriotic animal theme.

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Fourth of July from all of us to all of you! We hope it’s a safe one for you and your animals.

Dr. Amelia Sikora

Is shelter medicine the pinnacle of veterinary practice? This intern thinks so

Some students come into veterinary school without knowing shelter medicine even exists. But for Dr. Amelia Sikora, shelter medicine is all there’s ever been.

Dante enjoying his catnip pillow with Sarah Kirk, at the San Juan municipal shelter

Focus on shelter medicine doubles adoptions, lifesaving at Puerto Rico shelter

Read more about the next chapter in the story of Villa Michelle Albergue Animales shelter in Mayagúez, Puerto Rico.

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