Student Testimonials

The UF program gave me the tools and the confidence I needed to steer through what might have become a terrible storm. – Mary-Elizabeth Ellard, MS, DVM, UF

“I think that overall, this course was an excellent and completely worthwhile experience. While I often stretched myself very thin between 4th year clinical rotations, completing a VIRMP application, studying for boards, and studying for this course, I am very glad that I have had the opportunity to participate this semester.  I have gained a wealth of knowledge and now have great notes from experts in the field on the topics I care most about!” Ken Sieranski, Texas A & M University Class of 2013

“This course is phenomenal and I can assure you many of us are grateful for it. I am using things I have learned on a daily basis and I feel I can make a difference now. The resources are great and I did not know they existed before.”

“My staff is starting to utilize the methods in the lessons not only for our adoption animals but for our patients. This is a win-win situation.”

“As I think about the concept of decreasing length of stay, I realize our shelter workers will need to change their view of how the shelter is supposed to work. By setting concrete short- and long-term goals, I believe the workers will better understand and appreciate how the program is working and how it is benefiting both animals and people.”