UF veterinary students complete two-week course in shelter animal behavior
The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida is the only vet school in the country that offers a course in shelter animal behavior and welfare. The course is coordinated by Dr. Julie Levy of Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program.
This year’s course was taught over two weeks by Dr. Brenda Griffin and Dr. Shelia D’Arpino and included hands-on behavior evaluations, behavior training, and enrichment activities with dogs and cats at local shelters. Check out Dr. D’Arpino’s blog where she reflects on her experience teaching the course here at the UF.