Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine
University of Florida

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

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Florida is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)