Graduate Certificate Schedule

UF Shelter Medicine Course Schedule

Graduate Certificate

The curriculum developed for the Online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine presents the core knowledge and skills required for success as a shelter veterinarian while recognizing the unique needs of adult learners.

The online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine consists of five online courses for a total of 15 credits. The courses are:

This certificate can be completed in as little as 1 year.


Course # Course Credits Semester
VME 6810 Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems 3 Spring/Summer/Fall
VME 6811 Shelter Animal Physical Health 3 Spring/Fall
VME 6813 Behavioral Health of Shelter Dogs and Cats 3 Spring/Fall
VME 6815 Animal Shelter Population Management by the Metrics 3 Spring/Fall
VME 6816 The Role of the Animal Shelter in Protecting Community and Public Health 3 Spring/Fall