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Recent News from the Online Certificate Program

  • Giving ringworm a ‘clean break’ in your animal shelter
    How do you stop the cycle of ringworm transmission in an animal shelter? By giving it a clean break, said Dr. Sandra Newbury at the University of Florida’s Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program track at the 2013 No More Homeless Pets National Conference. Ringworm can present massive challenges in an animal shelter... Read more »
  • Registration for summer shelter certificate and Masters degree programs opens Monday, March 27!
    Do you want to grow your skills in the field of animal sheltering or shelter medicine? Do you currently work full-time, or live outside of the Gainesville area? Then the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Online Program was designed for you, through a partnership with the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and... Read more »
  • Shelters unite in central Vietnam to end the cruel dog meat trade
    Two weeks ago in Vinh City, Vietnam, former Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program resident Dr. Katherine Polak teamed up with Adam Parascandola from Humane Society International to deliver a series of lectures and tabletop exercises to help build the capacity of local groups working throughout the country to tackle the dog... Read more »
  • What animal shelters need to know when it’s not kennel cough after all
    Every shelter dreads it: the sound of dogs coughing. It might mean kennel cough… or it might not. Do you know how to identify the pathogens behind the outbreak, and how to respond? As part of the University of Florida’s Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program track at the 2013 No More Homeless... Read more »
  • UF shelter medicine research helping save FeLV cats from hoarding case
    It was one of the most horrifying hoarding cases Pasado’s Safe Haven had ever seen. Its details are too horrible even to include in this post. But the surviving cats who were diagnosed as feline leukemia (FeLV) positive have landed at Austin Pets Alive!, where they’ll be living in foster... Read more »

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