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Online Shelter Medicine Program is Now an Approved CAWA CE Provider

The University of Florida is an approved provider of content which enhances professional competence and aligns with the 5 domains of the CAWA Exam specifications. To learn more about the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, and their Certified Animal…

Dr. Lucy Fuller Presents on Recruiting and Retaining Veterinarians

On Wednesday, February 17, 3-4 PM ET, alum Dr. Lucy Fuller of Charleston Animal Society will join Aimee St. Arnaud, Open Door Veterinary Care and Dr. Melanie DeHaan of Shelter Outreach Services in a discussion on recruiting and retaining veterinarians. Learn how to make your organization stand out when hiring…

Dr. Aimee Dalrymple Presents on the Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship

One of our faculty, Dr. Aimee Dalrymple, DVM, MS, presented about The Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) within Shelter Systems for the The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement on January 13, 2021. Learn what VCPR is, why it is important legally & ethically, and how it impacts telemedicine, transport, and health…

Free Webinar: Emergency and Disaster Response in a Pandemic

Dr. Lawrence Garcia and Brandi Phillips will be hosting a free webinar on “Emergency and Disaster Response in a Pandemic” through Virox Animal Health on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Dr. Garcia is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Medical Director for the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service…

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…

Dr. Andrea Peda Receives 2019 HSVMA Achievement Award

Dr. Andrea Peda, DVM, MS The UF online graduate program in Shelter Medicine program is proud to have faculty that innovate and lead in the field. For her achievements in shelter animal care and teaching, Dr. Andrea Peda, DVM, MS, was one of five veterinarians recognized by the Humane…

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…

Maples Center at VMX!

UF represented the online graduate programs in Shelter Medicine, Veterinary Forensic Sciences, and Wildlife Forensic Sciences & Conservation at VMX in January 2020.

Shelter Medicine in Israel

UF professors Amy Marder, VMD, CAAB and Leah Nettle, Ph.D. taught their course VME 6813: Behavioral Health for Shelter Dogs and Cats live in Israel in December 2019.  …