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Making the Change from Private Veterinary Practice to Shelter Medicine

Dr. Aimee Dalrymple In a recent feature by Best Friends Network Partners, faculty member Dr. Amiee Dalrymple, DVM, MS, gave an account of what guided her switch from conventional veterinary practice to shelter and rescue medicine. The field is emerging, but still many veterinary colleges do not key students…

Dr. Katherine Polak named 2020 Hero Veterinarian

  The online graduate Shelter Medicine Program congratulates Dr. Katherine Polak, DVM, MPH, MS, DACVPM, on being named the Hero Veterinarian for 2020 at the at the American Humane Hero Dog Awards® 10th Anniversary Celebration on October 19, 2020. The award recognizes who dedicate their lives to making a difference in…

What is a VTS?

by Victoria DeMeo, LVT, ALAT Shelter medicine is rapidly becoming a recognized field in veterinary medicine as well as a link in the One Health initiative championed by the CDC combining human, animal, and environmental health globally. Gone are the days where shelters were repositories for…

The Alphabet Soup of Veterinary Credentials

by Victoria DeMeo, LVT, ALAT The alphabet soup of veterinary credentials, especially in the technician world, can be confusing for newbies to the field and the laypeople they serve. While veterinarians, the doctors, have a straight forward designation (DVM or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) with the exception of grads from…