Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge Shelter Consultation Mentorship - Foundational Course
This course covers the foundational learning in the shelter consultation process for veterinarians and shelter leaders who are interested in exploring or expanding their professional skills in shelter consultation. This course is also valuable for shelter professionals who would like to assess their own shelter management processes and programs. The course is the result of a collaboration between Maddie's® Million Pet Challenge, the University of Florida Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, Open Door Veterinary Collective, Team Shelter USA, and Maddie's Fund®.
After successfully completing this course you will have a fundamental knowledge of the following key shelter assessment topics:
- Introduction to Animal Welfare Assessments
- Key Research before Onsite Assessment Visit
- Community Programs and the Link to Shelter Success
- Community Cat Programs
- Intake Policies and Managed Admissions
- Population Management
- Live Outcome Programs
- Onsite Assessment Overview
- Community Messaging
- Recommendations and Reports
- Follow-up Post Assessment
This class has been approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit until 02/20/2026 in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
This class has been pre-approved for 2.5 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
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