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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.

Dr. Cynda Crawford sending a survivor to its new home

Helping shelters prevent and respond to disease outbreaks

Published: Oct 3rd, 2018

The UF Shelter Medicine Team, headed up by Dr. Cynda Crawford, works with shelters across the country that are struggling with disease outbreaks.

You can still sign up for our online Compassion Fatigue course!

Published: Sep 23rd, 2018

There’s still time to enroll in the fantastic Compassion Fatigue Strategies online course with Jessica Dolce.

Dr. Emma Johnson

Study: Nonprofit clinics may be some pets’ only chance of being spayed or neutered

Published: Sep 16th, 2018

Nonprofit spay-neuter clinics predominantly serve low-income clients and animals lacking regular veterinary care, in addition to animals from shelters and community cats.

cat at the computer, look at the camera, pink background

We’re hiring a Million Cat Challenge program manager in Gainesville [UPDATED]

Published: Sep 9th, 2018

The manager will coordinate projects with the equivalent position at UC Davis, the work of multiple offsite consultants, and faculty/staff at UF.

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.