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Study: Can fecal transplantation from a healthy dog help parvo puppies?

Published: Dec 12th, 2018

Canine parvovirus can sweep through an animal shelter rapidly.Left untreated, most parvo puppies will die from the hemorrhagic diarrhea and other complications of the disease. A study conducted earlier this […]

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Cambodian landmine detection organizations fight back against the dog meat trade

Published: Dec 4th, 2018

Thanks to the efforts of a UF Shelter Medicine alum, the Cambodian dog meat trade may be coming to an end. 

Spayathon For Puerto Rico Nov 2018

A Message of Thanksgiving from the UF Shelter Medicine Team in Puerto Rico

Published: Nov 25th, 2018

It was hard not to feel overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone working so hard to make a difference for the pets and people of Puerto Rico during the first two rounds of Spayathon for Puerto Rico.

Three Labrador retrievera on the beach

Happy Thanksgiving!

Published: Nov 22nd, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF!

The cat spay/neuter team of Veterinarians for Puerto Rico and Coalition for Animal Rescue.

More than 8,000 pets sterilized for free during Spayathon for Puerto Rico!

Published: Nov 16th, 2018

Dr. Julie Levy and the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF team were proud to be in Puerto Rico to study the largest spay/neuter event ever attempted.

MSMP team microchips a cat in her carrier

Rethink the microchip and boost your return-to-owner rate

Published: Nov 8th, 2018

Are we paying enough attention to microchipping as a strategy to increase lifesaving and reduce intake to animal shelters? An international study hints we may want to rethink the importance of the chip.

Puppy in Puerto Rico shelter

Animal organizations unite to bring Spayathon back to Puerto Rico

Published: Nov 2nd, 2018

Round two of Spayathon Puerto Rico, a comprehensive 18-month project to perform 20,000 surgeries, launches Nov. 3-9.

Dr. Julie Levy and a vet student handle a cat in her carrier to reduce stress for the cat.

Shelter medicine team, veterinary students, and HomeAgain unite for a Fear Free microchip clinic

Published: Oct 25th, 2018

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program joined a team from HomeAgain to provide a free microchipping clinic to pets of faculty, staff, and students of the UFCVM.

dog looking on overflowing waters of river natural disaster

How to get and offer help for animals and shelters impacted by Hurricane Michael

Published: Oct 11th, 2018

The Florida State Agricultural Response Team (FLSART) is assessing the impact of Hurricane Michael on the Florida Panhandle animal welfare agencies.

VIlla Michelle Adoptathon Day 1

One photographer, one dog: Saving lives in Puerto Rico

Published: Oct 10th, 2018

Shannon Jackson joined the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine team when we visited Puerto Rico this summer to document our shelter consultations there.