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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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UW Maddie's Shelter Medicine 2020/2021 Internship live webinar meet and greet 11/21/19

University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program is announcing a great opportunity to learn more about our 2020/2021 Shelter Medicine Internship through a live web conference on Thursday November 21th at 6pm CST.

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UW Shelter Medicine Assists with Cases of Influenza in Shelter Dogs

Nine dogs in two Oakland, California animal shelters have tested positive for canine influenza. The Shelter Medicine program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is working closely with the shelters to manage the cases and implement precautionary measures.

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UW Shelter Medicine Program assists Wisconsin animal shelters with canine brucellosis response

The UW Shelter Medicine Program is helping several Wisconsin shelters after two dogs from a transport tested positive for Brucella canis.

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UW Shelter Medicine Program Strategizes with Franklin County Dog Shelter

How can caring for fewer dogs each day mean you're helping more dogs? How can dog care tasks be done in less time but with better results? These scenarios and more were explained to the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center in a report from the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program (UWSMP) following an outbreak of distemper at the shelter in Columbus, Ohio.

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Join us in Madison for Emancipet New School Seminar Veterinarian to Leader: Leadership Skills for Medical Directors on July 9-10, 2018

We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting Emancipet New School, with special thanks to presenting funder PetSmart Charities, as they facilitate their seminar Veterinarian to Leader in Madison on July 9-10! Email newschool@emancipet.org to register.

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Now Hiring! Pets for Life Program Coordinator at Dane County Humane Society

We are partnering with Dane County Humane Society and Pets for Life for an exciting opportunity to implement Pets for Life in Madison, Wisconsin. Dane County Humane Society is looking for a strategic, flexible professional with a passion for working with people and animals to join our team as a full-time Program Coordinator to support our Pets for Life program and team. Learn more and apply today!

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