Programs & Services Helping shelters and communities meet their life-saving goals

We provide assistance to animal shelters across a wide range of Shelter Medicine topics. Whether you’re dealing with an infectious disease, cleaning and disinfection protocols, enrichment and behavior policies, population management strategies, emergency response, or other animal welfare issues, we’re here to help!

Disease Response in Animal Shelters

Get the help you need to prevent and manage disease outbreaks in your shelter

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Shelter Consultations

Through shelter consultation, our program’s veterinarians are available to help animal shelters meet their life-saving goals while providing the best possible care for the animals. Faculty, advanced trainees, and staff are here to help shelters be their best.

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Florida Shelter Emergency Response

Every year the University of Florida shelter emergency response team is here to provide pre- and post-disaster assistance to shelters across the state. Learn what you can do to be prepared for hurricane season.

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Discover a variety of solutions for shortages using products already on hand without compromising the health and welfare of humans or animals. Also, visit or revisit our list of COVID-19 specific webinars for animal shelters.

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Community Cats

Shelters and communities working together to reduce the number of free-roaming cats in communities as well as better serving cats in shelters and those that enter the shelter.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Animal Welfare

As institutions of all types explore their individual and structural bias, privilege, racism, and social justice, we have compiled a list of thought-provoking resources to share as they relate to animal welfare.

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