A “Herd” of Students Enroll in Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Online Course this fall

Published: September 18th, 2014

Category: Featured, Online News

Sixty students who reside in 26 different states and countries currently studying Shelter Animal Physical Health with Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program

Keeping “herds” of shelter pets healthy is a crucial duty for veterinarians who work with homeless dogs and cats. This semester, our online faculty also has the honor of instructing a “herd” of 60 veterinarians and veterinary students who enrolled this semester to learn more about Shelter Animal Physical Health.Learn to help shelter dogs and other homeless animals with shelter medicine distance learning

We are delighted this large group of students chose to study how to prevent and manage outbreaks of the common infectious diseases (such as canine distemper, parvo virus, or ringworm) that too often plague animal shelters. The course covers best practices for shelter animal intake, wellness care, animal housing, sanitation, biohazard control, population management, medical record keeping, communications, and other topics that directly impact a shelter’s ability to keep pets healthy.

This semester’s online students reside in an amazing variety of locations,including:

18 US States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

8 Countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Singapore, Sputh Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Not to be outdone, the semester’s online instructors also reside in a variety of locations including: Florida, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, and even Thailand!

Learn more about the Maddie’s® Online Graduate Courses in Shelter Medicine.

Shelter Medicine is officially the newest veterinary specialty recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida is proud to offer online programs that help students and working professionals access training in this new discipline.

Maddie’s® Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine, provides a unique opportunity to learn the core principles of shelter medicine so together we can save the lives of homeless cats and dogs. Look for an upcoming announcement about our new Online Master’s in Veterinary Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Shelter Medicine. Sign up here for updates.