Thanks to a collaboration between the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and Alachua County, students at the college have gained an opportunity for hands-on learning in the field of shelter medicine and the college has enhanced the offerings of its shelter program to better serve the local community.
While in the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, interns work with shelter medicine faculty on campus.
The call to action is this: we must recognize our nation’s animal shelters are in crisis.
After reviewing the published literature and field experience, the Shelter Medicine Academic Consortium has issued new guidelines recommending elimination of quarantines for animals exposed to COVID.
Shelters are struggling with medium and large dogs. Everybody is asking, “What do we do?”
The grant will help revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.
The animal welfare community is still dealing with challenges as another year comes to end.
A year of COVID, innovation, collaboration, and inspiration.
Our program answered the call to assist many shelters this year with distemper outbreaks.
The UF Shelter Medicine Team, headed up by Dr. Cynda Crawford, works with shelters across the country that are struggling with disease outbreaks.