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We’re the largest university-based TNR program in the world, thanks to the Petco Foundation!

Published: Dec 11th, 2019

Thanks to the generous support of the Petco Foundation, our spay/neuter program was able to sterilize, vaccinate, treat for parasites, and provide care for injuries and illness for more than […]

ear tipped community cat

Study: People want community cats to be cared for

Published: Dec 3rd, 2019

Do people care about what happens to community cats? For most of them, the answer is a resounding “yes.” That’s the conclusion of a recent study.

British striped ginger kitten yawns on an orange background

Happy Thanksgiving!

Published: Nov 27th, 2019

All of us at the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Dr. Meredith Montgomery

MSMP alum trades in aquatic science for shelter medicine

Published: Nov 22nd, 2019

When Dr. Meredith Montgomery decided to leave behind a career in aquatic sciences to go back to school and become a veterinarian, shelter medicine wasn’t part of her plan.

Dr. Amelia Sikora in Puerto Rico

Shelter Medicine Internship: Make a difference for animals from Alaska to Puerto Rico

Published: Nov 13th, 2019

Do you have a deep, personal passion to change the world for shelter pets? If this is you, then you might be our next shelter medicine intern!

Caring for dogs recovered from a meat trade theft ring

Pet dogs stolen for Vietnamese dog meat trade reunited with families

Published: Nov 6th, 2019

Fifty-one pet dogs stolen by a ring supplying the cruel dog meat trade in Vietnam have been reunited with their grieving families thanks to a multi-agency bust last month.

Team photo

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 […]

Halloween cat lying on bed with pumpkins

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.”

Dr. Katherine Polak

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.