Nine Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Certificate Students Receive Externship Travel Stipends

Published: December 12th, 2012

Category: News

certificate student with shelter dog

In 2013, nine certificate students will gain hands-on experience in Shelter Medicine and High Quality High Volume Spay and Neuter programs throughout the country.

Shelter Medicine Travel Stipends

Thanks to the generosity of Maddie’s® Fund, Maddie’s® Externs at the University of Florida have each been awarded $1500 to complete two Shelter Medicine Externships in 2013.

Recipients of these awards are Angele Bice, Jill Kirk, Kimberly Olson, Andrew Torchia, and Jaime Willson.

Each student has chosen one open-admission agency and one adoption-guarantee agency where they will spend two weeks practicing Shelter Medicine with some of the best in the field.

HQHVSN Travel Stipends

Additionally, the UF Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) has awarded six $1000 travel stipends to students completing High Quality High Volume Spay and Neuter (HQHVSN) externships in 2013.

Amanda Gilmour, Jill Kirk, Lauren MacDonald, Mallory Offner, Jaime Willson, and Michelle Fusting will each spend two weeks at First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Jacksonville, Florida or Humane Alliance in Asheville, North Carolina.

Our Program

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program provides students with the highest quality training and education in Shelter Medicine. In addition to providing a series of lecture courses in sheltermedicine topics, we count on Shelter Partners to assist us in providing practical training during student externships.  Thank you to the UF Student Chapter of the ASV and Maddie’s® Fund for providing these great opportunities!

You Can Support Shelter Medicine Training

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