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Study shows drug reduces stress in TNR cats

Published: Jan 3rd, 2018

In a new breakthrough published in the Sept. 2017 issue of Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, it turns out that the drug gabapentin can mitigate stress in TNR cats.

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Looking back on animal welfare’s year of challenge and courage

Published: Dec 29th, 2017

2017 is almost over, and it’s been a year most of us wouldn’t want to live through again. Animals and people were caught in a series of devastating natural disasters, stretching the animal welfare safety net to the limits of its capacity.

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Warm holiday wishes from the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF!

Published: Dec 21st, 2017

Have the happiest of holidays from all of us at Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF!

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Dr. Julie Levy honored for leadership by national animal organization

Published: Dec 14th, 2017

UF’s own Dr. Julie Levy has been presented with the 2017 Avanzino Leadership Award by Maddie’s Fund.

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Shelter medicine’s future just got five times brighter

Published: Dec 6th, 2017

The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program is pleased to announce five tuition reimbursement scholarships have been awarded for students who completed the summer Shelter Medicine course, Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems.

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How an innovative program is helping change attitudes toward street dogs in Thailand

Published: Nov 30th, 2017

During her time at the Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand, Dr. Katherine Polak was involved with many animal welfare initiatives, particularly focusing on ending the cruel dog and cat meat trade.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Published: Nov 21st, 2017

This is the season when all of us take time to reflect on all the things we have to be grateful for. At the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF, […]

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Next level training in shelter medicine: Applications close Dec. 4 for UF internship

Published: Nov 19th, 2017

Do you have a deep, personal passion to change the world for shelter pets? If this is you, then you might be our next shelter medicine intern.

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UF Shelter Medicine grads working for animals at home and around the globe

Published: Nov 15th, 2017

Four recent grads of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF are making a difference for animals from Florida to Texas to Kenya!

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Million Cat Challenge rockets past 1 million cats saved

Published: Nov 9th, 2017

More than 1,200 shelters participating in the Million Cat Challenge projected they’d saved 1 million more cats, not just within the five years of the Challenge, but more than a year early.