Made possible by Maddie’s Fund®, the Certificate in Shelter Medicine provides an intensive training program for future veterinarians interested in helping millions of homeless animals – one at a time.
The University of Florida has a vibrant community of shelter medicine students, advanced trainees, and educators dedicated to the cause of shelter pets. Shelter medicine certificate students will enjoy a cross‐section of opportunities in the field of shelter medicine, including:
- Care of sheltered animals
- Animal disaster management
- Cruelty investigation and forensics
- Shelter animal behavior and welfare
- High‐quality high‐volume sterilization surgery
- Research in shelter medicine
Are you a University of Florida veterinary student interested in pursing your Certificate in Shelter Medicine?
Click here to join the Certificate in
Shelter Medicine Track.
Our student services coordinator will follow up with you to complete enrollment requirements, which include signing up for important shelter medicine blogs and joining the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
You will receive an email that you have been added to the E-Learning group for Maddie’s Certificate in Shelter Medicine.
You’ll automatically receive information about signing up for classes, scheduling advisor time, and other activities via the E-Learning site.
At the E-Learning site, you will be able to:
- Download the latest forms and policies
- Submit reports and photos
- Learn about upcoming activities
- Connect and share with fellow Certificate students
Still deciding, or ready to learn more about the program? Simply view the Certificate in Shelter Medicine Overview.
Head over to Facebook and “like” our pages to stay up-to-date with Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program and Shelter Medicine Club (SCASV) news and events.
- Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF
- Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Online Program
- Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians at UF
Want to be even more in touch with the field? Meet a few of our favorite friends!
Get started in our UF Shelter Medicine community before even taking a class! These events are a great opportunity to connect with fellow students interested in shelter medicine (as well as faculty, interns, and residents), engage with national leaders in the field, learn about new topics, and delve into clinical techniques.
|October 8, 6:30 pm||Shelter Medicine Rounds, VS-18D (repeats every Monday)|
|October 10||SCASV Seminar: ASPCA Large-Scale Emergency Responses|
|October 25||Maddie’s Institute Webinar: Fixing the Feline Housing Crisis|
|November 3||SCASV Wetlab: Flank Spay Techniques|
|November 6||SCASV Seminar: New Pet Microchipping System|
|November 14||SCAAFP Seminar: ASPCA, Forensic Necropsy|
|November 17||SCAAFP Wetlab: ASPCA, Forensic Necropsy Techniques|
|December 2||Operation Catnip|