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  • From TNR-teen to veterinarian, new UF shelter medicine intern is looking to lead
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    What does a high school girl who trapped feral cats in her neighborhood and spent her own money getting them spayed and neutered grow up to be? If you’re Meaghan Mielo, the answer is: a shelter veterinarian. And having just graduated from veterinary school, Dr. Mielo has now joined the... Read more »
  • Love data and cats? We’re hiring!
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    The Million Cat Challenge was founded on the belief that “Every Cat Counts.” And now we’re hiring someone to count the cats — officially, a data specialist to support the Million Cat Challenge. Could it be you? Our Million Cat Counter (unofficial title!) will be responsible for database optimization, data management,... Read more »
  • Working for a more diverse future in shelter medicine
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    Health care professions, including veterinary medicine, are notoriously lacking in diversity, but the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) wants to change that. And for the second year in a row, the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF has made sure veterinary care for homeless and community animals is part... Read more »
  • Beating strep zoo in an animal shelter: Yes, you can
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    One of the most feared causes of canine respiratory disease in animal shelters is the bacterium Streptococcus zooepidemicus. That turned out to be the culprit when a dog who came into the Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Ariz., was found dead in his kennel a little over two weeks... Read more »
  • Grants for TNR, pet retention, apprenticeships available now!
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    We’ve got several great grant opportunities for animal welfare organizations and team members to jump on! Community Cats TNR The Community Cats Podcast offers ongoing matching grants, available to 501 c3 organizations to support spay/neuter programs. Requirements include that the groups must spay/neuter before adoption, not test cats being TNR’d for FIV/Felv.... Read more »

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