Thanks to an incredible volunteer for the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, many cats and kittens in Puerto Rico have toys to give them comfort and enrichment while they're in the shelter.
When we talk about a shelter pet's "quality of life," what do we mean? In a recent presentation by our Dr. Cynda Crawford and Aimee Sandler of the Playing for Life program, Dr. Crawford tackled the definition.
Animals seized from hoarding situations frequently suffer from conditions including enteric and respiratory infections, retroviruses, dermatophytosis, malnutrition, and other evidence of neglect.
Do you think treating heartworm in shelter dogs is expensive, difficult, and impractical? Would it surprise you to know that veterinarians and students of the UF Veterinary Community Outreach Program have developed a treatment plan that's affordable and successful?
When it comes to smooth operations at animal shelters, what goes hand in hand with daily rounds? The development and use of standard operating procedures, or SOPs.
Out of the success of animal shelter evolution in Jacksonville, Fla., grew Target Zero, a group that helps communities end euthanasia in their shelters and save 95 percent or more of their homeless pets.
Dr. Julie Levy walks viewers through the steps, and demonstrates that tail vaccinations are easier on both cat and veterinary care provider than you’d have imagined.
Students learn a lot in the classroom — but there’s nothing like going hands-on in an animal shelter to prepare future shelter veterinarians to help our nation’s homeless pets.
Last fall, boarded veterinary nutritionist Dr. Jason Gagné gave a presentation on “Optimizing Nutrition in the Shelter” to our students. Now, we’re making it available for anyone who wasn’t able to attend live.
What are veterinary students doing to help homeless pets? Plenty! Students at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine are the backbone of Helping Hands Pet Rescue, Gainesville’s largest pet rescue organization. Putting what they’re learning into practice, they’re rehabilitating sick and injured animals, organizing spay/neuter clinics for shelter…