Continuing Education

In addition to our unique shelter medicine course work, the Shelter Medicine Program offers and participates in a variety of educational learning opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary students, and shelter practitioners and staff. Professional continuing education credit is available for RACE, CAWA, and NACA for most courses.

Online Course 10/17/2022–12/18/2022

Compassion Fatigue Strategies

This is a unique, self-paced, online class designed to support people who work with animals. In this course, you will establish a foundation of knowledge to help you better understand and transform your experience with compassion fatigue.

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Online Foundational and In-shelter Advanced course

Shelter Consultation Mentorship

This Shelter Consultation Mentorship Program covers foundational and advanced learning in the shelter consultation process for veterinarians and shelter leaders seeking to expand their professional skills in shelter consultation.

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Big Dog Master Class

With shelter dog populations returning to pre-pandemic levels, outcomes slowing, transport destinations drying up, and historic levels of staffing turnover, shelters are struggling with medium and large dogs. The Big Dog Master Class is available on-demand at Maddie’s® University to help staff at all levels better manage big dog populations, build proven programs, and implement transparent, effective policies.

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Fear Free Shelters

This program will empower you to apply key strategies and techniques designed to reduce the negative emotional states that are commonly experienced by shelter and rescue animals—including fear, anxiety, stress (FAS), and frustration—and increase their enrichment opportunities. This program is suitable for every individual involved in the care and oversight of shelter and rescue animals.

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Maddie’s® University

Maddie’s® University is an online learning management system that comprises a full catalog of classes to help you learn the A to Z’s of all things animal welfare.