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.
After reviewing the published literature and field experience, the Shelter Medicine Academic Consortium has issued new guidelines recommending elimination of quarantines for animals exposed to COVID.
A year of COVID, innovation, collaboration, and inspiration.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel recently raised an alarm about animal shelters that's echoing around the country: a shortage of shelter veterinarians.
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.
Dr. Brian DiGangi, a faculty member at UF and former Maddie’s resident, is one of the first veterinarians ever to become certified in the new specialty of Shelter Medicine Practice.
Check out this great presentation by Lindsey Hidenrite, Class of 2018 and Cat Coordinator/Board Member for Helping Hands Pet Rescue
Program to help animal shelters reduce feline euthanasia surpasses expectations
Study finds that implementation of a behavior assessment makes cats more adoptable at one municipal animal shelter
This Spring 17 UF College of Veterinary Medicine graduates earned the Maddie's Professional Certificate and 11 veterinarians and veterinary students from around the world earned the Maddie's Graduate Certificate