Shelter Medicine Curriculum

Veterinary students at the University of Florida can choose from a variety of online courses and clinical rotations to explore the field of shelter medicine while earning elective credits, or complete the entire 15-credit Professional Certificate in Shelter Medicine. However you connect with the Shelter Medicine Program, we strive to provide the veterinary leaders of tomorrow with the skills they need to make a difference in the lives of animals and communities. 

*Indicates requirement for Professional Certificate in Shelter Medicine.

Shelter Medicine Courses

Courses required for the Certificate in Shelter Medicine

Elective courses for additional experience

Shelter Medicine Clinical Clerkships

Shelter Medicine Externships & Fellowships