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Recent News from the Online Certificate Program

  • Nothing says summer like a shelter/rescue group data drive!
    PetSmart Charities has $25,000 in grants for qualified organizations participating in Shelter Animals Count’s summer 2017 data drive. Don’t get left out! Shelter Animals Count (SAC) is a collaborative initiative formed by a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts and... Read more »
  • Online course to help shelter workers, veterinary professionals with stress, burnout
    The condition known as compassion fatigue has been increasingly identified as a threat to the well-being, health, and even lives of people who work with animals. Veterinarians and animal shelter workers alike struggle with increased risk of emotional numbness, strained interpersonal relationships, anxiety, sleep disorders, and health problems. That’s why the... Read more »
  • Tips for a Fear Free pet vaccination
    Getting vaccinated is no walk in the park for dogs and cats. Along with private veterinary practices, veterinary teams in animal shelters, community clinics, and spay/neuter programs have to do a lot of vaccinating, Because August is Immunization Awareness Month, Fear Free founder Dr. Marty Becker shared with us his... Read more »
  • From Cats to Caregivers: A holistic approach to caring for shelter cats, staff, and volunteers
    Would you like to provide better welfare for cats and for the people who care for them? Then please join Maddie’s Professor of Shelter Medicine Dr. Julie Levy and licensed mental health counselor Dr. Ron Del Moro for a free seminar, From Cats to Caregivers: A holistic approach to caring... Read more »
  • UF MSMP alum provides care to dogs rescued from slaughter in China
    Last week, UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine alum Dr. Katherine Polak was on the ground in China assisting with the care of hundreds of dogs rescued from the cruel dog meat trade. Over the past month, more than 1,600 dogs and cats on trucks bound for slaughter have been seized by Chinese... Read more »

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