LIVE: Taking Shelter Medicine to the Next Level

By Speaker: Dr. Terry Spencer • Published: January 26th, 2013
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Caring for animals in a shelter environment requires a unique set of skills beyond what veterinary students learn routinely while in school. Managing disease in a large population of animals; examining animal victims of cruelty that are medical evidence; and preventing or modifying behavior problems common in shelter environments are just a few capabilities veterinarians working in shelters must possess. Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF recently began an online graduate certificate program to provide veterinarians and students all over the world with a tool for enhancing their knowledge and skills. Dr. Terry Spencer will discuss why the expertise of veterinarians working with shelter animals ultimately benefits the animals and enhances opportunities for live release from shelters.