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Shelter Medicine

What I saw after Hurricane Ian as a veterinarian in a pop-up clinic

“Some cats had stress-induced urinary conditions and fractures. We saw a bunny who refused to eat, a dog who was rescued after nearly drowning in a pool, an orphaned baby squirrel, a chicken with a fractured wing . . . On the second day of operation, we welcomed more than 240 patients.”

UF veterinary students gain shelter medicine skills through clerkship

Thanks to a collaboration between the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and Alachua County, students at the college have gained an opportunity for hands-on learning in the field of shelter medicine and the college has enhanced the offerings of its shelter program to better serve the local community.

The inside story on becoming board-certified in shelter medicine

Since shelter medicine became a recognized veterinary specialty, there have been only two opportunities for veterinarians to become boarded in shelter medicine. One who took the exams and is now a specialist is the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program's own Dr. Julie Levy.