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Dr. Linda K. Lord. Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University

In Memory of Dr. Linda Lord

Published: Jul 19th, 2019

Linda Lord, DVM, MS, PhD, was a pioneer in research that has helped countless pets stay out of shelters.

Dr. Jeff Fortna and friend

How a UF Shelter Medicine grad is helping change animal sheltering in Michigan

Published: Jul 10th, 2019

What happens when a 9-year veteran of a municipal shelter gets a Master’s Degree in shelter medicine? He helps shelters across his state benefit from what he learned.

Portrait of a white cat with heterochromia (odd-eyes) looking directly at viewer. American flag in background. Patriotic animal theme.

Happy Independence Day!

Published: Jul 3rd, 2019

Happy Fourth of July from all of us to all of you! We hope it’s a safe one for you and your animals.

Dr. Amelia Sikora

Is shelter medicine the pinnacle of veterinary practice? This intern thinks so

Published: Jun 26th, 2019

Some students come into veterinary school without knowing shelter medicine even exists. But for Dr. Amelia Sikora, shelter medicine is all there’s ever been.

Dante enjoying his catnip pillow with Sarah Kirk, at the San Juan municipal shelter

Focus on shelter medicine doubles adoptions, lifesaving at Puerto Rico shelter

Published: Jun 14th, 2019

Read more about the next chapter in the story of Villa Michelle Albergue Animales shelter in Mayagúez, Puerto Rico.

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.