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Diverting Feline Intake: Workshop with Dr. Julie Levy, Best Friends, and the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations

Published: Nov 5th, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

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A ‘tail’ of three externs: Inside a model cat program

Published: Nov 1st, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience a model cat program? Three UFCVM students recently did just that during externships at Cat Depot in Sarasota, Fla.


UF shelter med alum helps create first ‘dog meat-free city’ in South Korea

Published: Oct 23rd, 2017

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF alumn Dr. Katherine Polak has teamed up with local activist Nami Kim and Save Korean Dogs to help create the first ever dog meat-free city in all of Korea.

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What shelter cats and dogs want you to know: A day of learning with Dr. Julie Levy and Dr. Sarah Kirk

Published: Oct 17th, 2017

Please join us for What shelter cats and dogs want you to know: A day of learning with Dr. Julie Levy and Dr. Sarah Kirk on Nov. 15, 2017, at Cat Depot in Sarasota, Fla. It’s free!

Sarah Kirk

From hurricanes to the classroom, Dr. Sarah Kirk has shelter medicine covered

Published: Oct 11th, 2017

From helping animals displaced by Hurricane Sandy to leading efforts to establish community cat programs and high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinics, Dr. Sarah Kirk is an animal welfare and shelter medicine leader.

Bringing shelter medicine to Vietnam

Published: Sep 27th, 2017

Veterinarians Vietnam participated in a week-long shelter medicine externship in Thailand arranged by UF MSMP alumna Dr. Katherine Polak.


Webinars: ‘Smart TNR’ and fighting back against the naysayers

Published: Sep 18th, 2017

Is your TNR group struggling to stay on top of everything you need to do? Are you sick and tired of being told “TNR doesn’t work,” without really knowing how to make the case that it does? These two webinars are for you!

Pro tips for relocation of animals displaced by disasters from the UF Shelter Medicine Program

Published: Sep 15th, 2017

Dr. Julie Levy shares a comprehensive list of tips for animal shelters.

Increasing diversity in veterinary medicine and inspiring students with shelter medicine

Published: Sep 13th, 2017

How can veterinary schools make veterinary medicine more diverse? That is the goal of the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP).

Hurricane Irma: How your animal shelter can get help

Published: Sep 8th, 2017

The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida as well as state and national animal welfare response teams are providing assistance to animal shelters.