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Puppy in a cage. Puppy chewing on a metal grate.

Transforming compassion fatigue for people who care for animals

Published: Jun 5th, 2019

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program is once again offering its Compassion Fatigue Strategies online course with certified compassion fatigue educator Jessica Dolce.

Chrissy Sedgley and Daphne

Would the shelter where you work adopt a pet to you?

Published: May 30th, 2019

One shelter operations manager wanted to challenge her team’s attitude toward adopters.

Dr. Jill Kirk, left, and Karen Slomba, right.

How canine distemper almost ravaged a shelter – and why it didn’t

Published: May 22nd, 2019

In many shelters, distemper in any dog leads to euthanasia of every dog in the shelter, in the name of protecting dogs in the community from the disease.

Dr. Katherine Polak

Study: Dog transport and infectious disease risk

Published: May 15th, 2019

With an increase in international dog transport has come an increased risk of infectious disease.

Dr. Angele Bice and friend

How a shelter veterinarian passes it on

Published: May 8th, 2019

Once a shelter medicine student at UF, Dr. Angele Bice is now helping homeless pets in her community, and teaching the skills she learned to other veterinarians so they can, too.

Florida shelters with MSMP grads 2019

UF program responds to the critical shortage of shelter veterinarians

Published: May 2nd, 2019

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel recently raised an alarm about animal shelters that’s echoing around the country: a shortage of shelter veterinarians.

Cameron Moore

Florida Animal Welfare’s State of the State

Published: Apr 23rd, 2019

What story does data tell us about what’s happened for Florida’s shelter animals since 2013? A pretty inspiring one!

kitten in scrub pocket

Shelter medicine internship with a feline focus: Applications due April 25

Published: Apr 10th, 2019

Our internship program has been expanded to include an additional position beginning in June.

Black cat hiding under newspaper

How Fear Free is creating a new generation of veterinary students

Published: Apr 4th, 2019

Fear Free is a training and certification program for animal professionals that puts the emotional and physical well being of animals on an equal footing.

Happy black and white shelter kitten with toy

Puerto Rico shelter kittens playing with their first toys ever!

Published: Mar 28th, 2019

Thanks to an incredible volunteer for the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, many cats and kittens in Puerto Rico have toys to give them comfort and enrichment while they’re in the shelter.