Unlocking Humane Solutions to Animal Sheltering Problems

A better understanding of the unique challenges and scientific questions faced by veterinarians and animal shelters will empower us all to make better decisions for animals.

The Shelter Medicine Program is unlocking humane solutions to animal sheltering problems. Our research is led by experienced faculty members with hundreds of research papers and publications to their names. They mentor research projects conducted by advanced trainees and veterinary students, who gain experience in conducting research and helping shelters help animals.

In our investigations, we work with researchers across the country to explore the big issues for Shelter Medicine. We also rely on our shelter partners as priceless sources of data from the front lines and we appreciate their contribution to creating a better world for shelter pets.