Education and Training

There are many ways to learn more about no kill and best practices in sheltering.  Training programs, seminars, webcasts, online learning, and workshops abound.  

Maddie’s Institute hosts a variety of webcasts on topics related to shelter medicine. Veterinarians, shelter staff, volunteers and the animal loving public are raving about Maddie’s® webcasts. See the list of scheduled and archived topics here.  

University of Florida offers an online certificate in Shelter Medicine for 2nd through 4th year veterinary students and current veterinarians. More information is here. 

University of the Pacific offers a No-Kill Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program which provides the knowledge needed to assume a management or leadership role at an open-admission, no-kill animal shelter, including program management, community engagement, and shelter operations. Details are here.