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Job Opportunities

View shelter related job opportunities through our program and other sheltering organizations we work with.

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Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Northern Tier Shelter Fellowship Program!

The UW Northern Tier Shelter Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for shelters in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The program offers additional training for shelter staff to increase the quality of care within shelters and life-saving capacity of their communities. Up to two staff in leadership roles per shelter will participate. This program is modeled after the highly successful Maddie’s UW/UCD Shelter Medicine Fellowship which is open to veterinarians.

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Now hiring an Outreach Veterinarian to join our team!

The University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program is excited to announce an opportunity to join us as our newest Outreach Veterinarian!

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Webinar November 18th to Introduce Maddie's Shelter Medicine Internship

Join us on Thursday November 18th to learn more about the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Internship for the 2022/2023 year!

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Joint Statement from UW and UCD Shelter Medicine Programs on Commitment to Fighting Against Systemic Oppression

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program and the University of California-Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program stand in solidarity in the fight against systemic oppression in our country. We share the heartbreak and anger sparked by the murder of George Floyd. We abhor the violence directed against Black, Indigenous, and other people of color that happens every single day, and the other forms of oppression that seep into everyday interactions in universities and animal shelters as they do anywhere else.

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Shelter Medicine programs' statement and recommendations for transport and animal movement during COVID-19 pandemic- updated 3/28/20

Many shelters are contemplating what changes, if any, are needed to transport programs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read a joint statement and recommendations by shelter medicine programs, and veterinary and animal welfare professional associations.

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Shelter Medicine Programs endorse NACA Statement on Animal Control Functions During the COVID-19 Pandemic- 3/20/20

University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program, University of California-Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, Dr. Jeanette O’Quin of The Ohio State University, and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians wholeheartedly support and recommend animal control agencies and animal shelters follow the recommendations found in the recently released statement "Animal Control Functions During the COVID-19 Pandemic" from the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA).

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COVID-19 Response: Limiting Non-Emergency Surgery in Shelters and Spay Neuter Clinics- updated 3/16/20

Veterinarians in all types of practices are being asked to limit non-emergency surgeries in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the reasons why, our recommendations for what to consider and how shelters should still find positive outcomes despite lack of spay/neuter surgeries.

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Animal Services' Role in COVID-19 Support

Animal shelters are being impacted by the current COVID pandemic. There are many questions about pets and coronaviruses including COVID-19, what role animal services should play in the pandemic and what services and medical procedures are essential and how to safely take in pets that have been exposed to humans infected with COVID-19. Read our information sheet on COVID-19 and Animal Services for more information and protocols you can use.

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Free lecture series in Shelter Medicine: University of Wisconsin-Madison Spring 2020 Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Course

The UW Maddie's Shelter Medicine Elective course discusses concepts key to sheltering, and helps veterinary students, shelter professionals and volunteers and members of the community reflect on current challenges and solutions for saving lives of homeless animals.

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