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MSMP alumni host Puerto Rican colleagues for Florida shelter tour

Published: Oct 31st, 2019

Animal sheltering requires a team of shelter professionals focused on physical and behavioral medicine, population management, spay-neuter, facility design and environment, and more, all working together to provide the best […]

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Dont get spooked by Halloween pet adoption promotions

Published: Oct 24th, 2019

“The idea that shelters should suspend black cat adoptions around the holiday is widely considered a myth.”

Sterilization indicator tattoo on female cat who has already been spayed

A thin green line can stop unneccessary spay/neuter surgery before it starts

Published: Oct 15th, 2019

Since 2010, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs has recommended “the use of a simple green linear tattoo to identify all neutered pet animals.”

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Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alumna honored as Veterinarian of the Year

Published: Oct 10th, 2019

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program alumna Dr. Katherine Polak was named 2019 Association of Shelter Veterinarians Veterinarian of the Year.

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Growing the circle of shelter medicine education

Published: Oct 9th, 2019

Thanks to two UF Shelter Medicine alumni and the generosity of a donor, vetstudents at Kansas State University and the University of Missouri are able to discover the world of shelter medicine.

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Creativity and compassion get heartworm-positive dogs adopted

Published: Oct 1st, 2019

Heartworm-positive dogs are challenging to get adopted anywhere. So how did Alachua County Animal Services adopt 11 of them out in one day?