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Online Shelter Medicine

Help protect animals in need.

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Earn a Master’s of Science degree, Graduate Certificate or complete Non-Degree courses at your own pace from anywhere in the world!
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Dogs and cats find homes through adoption. You, too, can be a part of shelter management!
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Classes are offered every Fall, Spring and Summer semesters!
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$525 per Credit Hour* (*some master’s courses are $650 per credit hour)
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Master’s Degree – 30 Credit Hours, Graduate Certificate – can be completed in as little as one year.
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Application Deadline for Summer 2019: April 1, 2019 Application Deadline for Fall 2019: July 29, 2019 Application Deadline for Spring 2020: November 18, 2019

about online shelter medicine distance learning

The online Shelter Medicine program sponsored by PetSmart will allow you to learn how to recognize and manage infectious diseases in a shelter, collect forensic evidence in a current investigation, and prevent behavioral and welfare problems in large populations of animals.

This program fills an existing curriculum gap in shelter medicine by providing quality online courses for veterinary professionals, animal welfare professionals, and students. Even career changers interested in getting a start in shelter medicine or assisting local shelters with non-profit leadership issues can transition into the program as a non-degree seeking student. Demand continues to grow for qualified professionals in this ever-expanding field.

UF’s shelter medicine graduate program offers competitive in-state tuition for all students, regardless of location.

  • Application Fee: $37
  • Cost per Credit Hour: $525 to $650 plus fees*
  • Credits Required for Master’s Degree: 30
  • Credits Required for Graduate Certificate:15
  • Total Master’s Degree Tuition: $15,750 plus fees
  • Total Graduate Certificate Tuition: $7,875 plus fees

For more information about the costs of attendance and financial aid, visit the tuition page. *Up to $650 for master’s degree students only, depending upon elective choice.

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