This fall, discover important topics in shelter medicine by taking one or more of our featured courses.
Teaches the fundamentals of using shelter data to make data-driven decisions to enhance animal health and improve operational efficiency.
The rapid expansion of veterinary outreach programs into international environments has given rise to complex dilemmas on how to shelter and provide adequate veterinary care to animals in need, often with minimal resource investment.
Construction, critique, and implementation of policies and protocols to protect and enhance the physical health and well-being of sheltered dogs and cat, including recognizing and responding to threats to physical health.
Please view the Course Tracker document to see the full list of courses, course requirements, and access syllabi.
These courses are required for both the Master of Science and the Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine.
VME 6950: Capstone Project (required in student’s final semester and can be taken for variable credit of 1-3 hours)
A course or prior publication that documents ability to write in the sciences, such as VME 6951 Communicating Research About Shelter Medicine, or OpenEdX Writing in the Sciences (0-1 credit)
Non-thesis students are expected to (1) meet with their online advisor at least once annually to review progress, (2) keep an e-portfolio to document their learning and professional growth, and (3) to develop a “Capstone Project” approved by their advisor before the final semester of their program.
Thesis students are expected to (1) meet online with their committees at least twice annually to review their progress, (2) document teaching efforts, (3) attend online national rounds, and (4) develop and defend their thesis.
III-a – Electives in Shelter Medicine
VME 6951: Communicating Research about Shelter Medicine
To see a full list of available Shelter Medicine electives, please review the Course Tracker document.
III-b – Electives counted towards Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Sciences
Electives that count toward a Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Sciences can also count as your elective credits for your Master of Science in Shelter Medicine. To learn more about Veterinary Forensic Sciences courses, please visit the program website.
Courses and schedule are subject to change based on demand and availability.