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Dr. Katherine Polak

UF shelter medicine alum responds to deadly Indonesian earthquakes

Published: Sep 3rd, 2018

Dr. Katherine Polak was there to help the many horses and community cats left behind by those fleeing the disaster.

Puerto Rico - tough job but someone has to do it

Happy Labor Day!

Published: Aug 29th, 2018

To everyone who works in a shelter, does TNR, rescues, provides vet care to homeless pets, or works to keep pets in their homes.

cat, calculator

We’re hiring an outreach and data specialist for the Million Cat Challenge

Published: Aug 23rd, 2018

The Million Cat Challenge was founded on the belief that “Every Cat Counts.” And now we’re hiring someone to count the cats!

Dr. Cynda Crawford and puppy

Shelter medicine, hope, and a community coming together to help animals: The Puerto Rico story continues

Published: Aug 15th, 2018

The shelter has been overwhelmed with animals since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island last fall.

Mentoring at Operation Catnip

How PetSmart Charities is helping UF train the next generation of shelter veterinarians

Published: Aug 9th, 2018

Operation Catnip is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. It has become a model program for providing veterinary students with hands-on surgery training.

Dog Jack Russell Terrier Jumping In Leaves

The early bird gets reduced admission to the ABVP conference and its amazing shelter medicine track

Published: Aug 2nd, 2018

The ABVP Symposium is open to veterinarians, veterinary residents, veterinary technicians, and students, and offers 23 hours of attainable CE per person.

Injjured shelter cat in cage

New approaches to compassion fatigue can change your life for good

Published: Jul 26th, 2018

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

Cats at SASFA

Shelter medicine and hope go to work for a Puerto Rico animal sanctuary

Published: Jul 17th, 2018

The Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asis – or SASFA as it is more widely known – stands as a testament to resilience, both human and animal.

Puppy at VIlla Michelle adoption event

UF shelter medicine team helps Puerto Rico shelter kick off historic 2-day adoption event

Published: Jul 13th, 2018

Why were shelter medicine intern Dr. Meaghan Mielo and three veterinary students working feverishly in the late morning heat to match shelter animal records with the abundance of animals housed […]

Sick kitten

Study: Which shelter cats are likely to survive panleukopenia?

Published: Jul 10th, 2018

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association took a look at factors associated with survival and non-survival in shelter cats.