Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference: May 18-20, 2014

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Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program invites you to connect with experts and learn about new discoveries at the 7th Annual Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference. This year’s event will be held May 18th – May 20th, 2014 in Orlando, FL.

The conference will feature three days of continuing education workshops and presentations, all designed to provide shelter professionals with crucial knowledge across a diverse array of categories. Presenters at this year’s conference include experts such as Dr. Julie Levy, Dr. Cynda Crawford, Dr. Kate Hurley, Aimee Sadler, and others. These intensive sessions will help you to implement lifesaving practices in your community, learning directly from experts in the shelter medicine field. Explore innovative ideas and discover practical solutions for important issues facing shelters and shelter veterinarians.

Held at the Caribe Royale All-Suites Hotel and Convention Center in beautiful Orlando, Florida, the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference is an exceptional way to broaden your knowledge base and make a difference in the lives of shelter animals.

These sessions will be eligible for up to 21 continuing education credits for veterinarians and technicians. Please be sure to indicate your desire for CE credits on your registration form.  We have applied for advance approval of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.

After Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference, take advantage of your travel to Orlando and stay for the 7th Annual Veterinary Forensic Science Conference, to be held May 21-23.  Learn more about using science to speak out for animal victims at the IVFSA website.


Location & Room Reservations

This year’s conference will be held at the Caribe Royale All-Suites Hotel and Conference Center, located in beautiful Orlando, Florida.

Use the website or phone number provided below to make a lodging reservation. Ask for the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference rate if booking by phone.

Learn more about the Caribe Royale:


Registration for the 2014 Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference is now open! The registration rate is $225 for professionals and $100 for students. Visit the registration page to learn more, or click the button to register now.



This conference is made possible by a grant from Maddie’s Fund® and participation of these sponsors:

Maddie's Fund  Animal Farm Foundation

Idexx logo    Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica

ASPCA Grants

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association  The Humane Society of the United States  Bacon Group Architecthure  Veterinary Products Laboratories

Petfinder    Tomahawk Live Trap    Ogena Solutions  PetPoint  Crijo Pet Products

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program is proud to announce that the first day of this year’s Shelter Medicine Conference is sponsored by the Animal Farm Foundation. AFF is a non-profit that has been working nationally to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs since 1985, rescuing animals and providing training to shelter professionals.  Learn more about AFF by visiting their website:



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Dr. Staci Cannon
Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

Dr. Cynda Crawford
Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine
Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kate Hurley
UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Dr. Natalie Isaza
Clinical Service Chief
Merial Veterinary Community Outreach Program
University of Florida

Dr. Sarah Kirk
Medical Director
Field Investigation and Response




Dr. Julie Levy
Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

Luisito Pablo, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor
Service Chief, Section of Anesthesia and Pain Management
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Katherine Polak
Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program
University of Florida

Caitlin Quinn
Foundation Manager
Animal Farm Foundation

Aimee Sadler
Director of Training & Behavior
Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation