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  • What are the Goals of the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program?

    The Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program allows you to interact with the content in an asynchronous, online-delivery format, while encouraging you to reflect on your prior experiences in Shelter Medicine. When you complete our interactive courses, you will be ready to practice shelter medicine.

    1. Understand the critical role played by veterinarians when protecting the health and welfare of sheltered dogs and cats.
    2. Recognize and respond to the compromised physical health of sheltered animals.
    3. Recognize and respond to the compromised behavioral health of sheltered animals.

    Core Courses – Required

    VME 6810: Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems
    VME 6811: Shelter Animal Physical Health
    VME 6812: Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare
    VME 6575: Veterinary Forensic Medicine

    Additional Requirements

    ENC 5319: Scholarly Writing for Publication

    Electives

    VME 6051: Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence
    VME 6052: Animal Crime Scene Processing
    VME 6054: Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensics Evidence
    ENY 6706: Forensics Entomology
    VME 6576: Veterinary Forensic Pathology

    Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

    FYC 6421: Nonprofit Organizations
    FYC 6422: Policy Issues and Case Studies in Nonprofit Organizations
    FYC 6464*: Fundraising for Community Non-profit Organizations
    FYC 6425*: Risk Management in Non-profit Organizations

    Certificate in Public Health with an Emphasis in Veterinary Public Health

    PHC 6313: Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health
    PHC 6001: Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health
    PHC 6519: Zoonotic Disease in Humans and Animals
    PHC 6183: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response
    PHC 6002**: Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
    PHC 6937**: Special Topics in Public Health

    Other Electives

    VME 6934/VEM 5061: Topics in Veterinary Medical Science: Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response
    VME 6934/VEM 5342***: Topics in Veterinary Medical Science: Community Cat Management

    THESIS-BASED DEGREE REQUIREMENTS****

    VME 6971***: Research for Master's Thesis (2-3 credits required last semester)
    VME 6910***: Supervised Research
    PHC 6050: Statistical Methods in Research 1
    VME 6771***: Veterinary Epidemiologic Research

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