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Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine program is designed to meet the need for well-trained veterinarians to address the health and welfare issues affecting animal shelters.  Students will learn how to make better critical care decisions, manage infectious diseases, and more as they learn to assist with problems related to animal homelessness and become compassionate practitioners.  The program is made up of these courses:

  • Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems
  • Animal Shelter Population Management by the Metrics
  • Shelter Animal Physical Health
  • Behavioral Health of Shelter Dogs and Cats
  • The Role of the Animal Shelter in Protecting Community and Public Health

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural science subject or a DVM degree
  • Upper-division GPA of a 3.0 or better
  • Official transcripts

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges