Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference expands to three days

The University of Florida’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference will be the first in a packed week of animal welfare training that includes the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association Conference and the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Care Expo.

Cleon Hendricks and Dr. Julie Levy Tail vaccinations in cats could save lives

A simple change in traditional practice can make a world of difference.

Florida Shelter Animal Census Underway!

Florida animal shelters are invited to join a statewide initiative to develop a reliable snapshot of the state’s shelter animal census.

Examining a dog for signs of neglect Service and Assistance for Animal Shelters

Our veterinarians provide expert insight to help shelters fight disease, improve welfare, and find homes for their cats and dogs.

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Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference
Cleon Hendricks and Dr. Julie Levy
Florida Shelter Animal Census
Examining a dog for signs of neglect

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Smart Dog Scholarships Available to Maddie’s® Online Shelter Medicine Students

Apr 16th, 2014

Generous funding from the ASPCA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, and PetPoint Solutions will allow students to prepare for work as shelter veterinarians and improve the health and welfare of homeless animals.

Shelter Medicine Practice becomes newest recognized veterinary specialty

Apr 15th, 2014

The formal recognition of Shelter Medicine Practice as a veterinary specialty will provide improved veterinary medical services to the profession and the public -- and will help optimize care for millions of animals through education, research, and the pursuit of clinical excellence.

Multi-cat housing Summer Registration is Open for Shelter Medicine Distance Learning!

Mar 27th, 2014

Summer 2014 registration has opened and students can now enroll in Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems, an online course that's part of the Maddie’s Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine.

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UF “Animal Airwaves”

LIVE: Getting into Veterinary School

April 12, 2014

Thinking of applying to veterinary school? The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but the rewards of a career in veterinary medicine can be great. The study of veterinary...

LIVE: Open House 2014

April 5, 2014

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Open House, scheduled for April 12 this year, is a tradition in Gainesville for people of all ages. Dr. Pam Ginn, associate dean for students and...

Raw food diet

April 1, 2014

Why is it that many veterinarians nix commercial raw meat diets for cats even though our frisky felines eat the mice and birds they kill? One big difference is that when cats kill prey, they eat it...