Shelter Medicine

The mission of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program mission is to enhance the health and welfare of homeless animals through education, innovation, and advancement of the life-saving goals of sheltering programs.

The ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program is affiliated with the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and provides support for the progam’s forensic science, cruelty, and abuse component as well as disaster response initiatives.  The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine program hosts an annual forensic science conference.   Learn more about the Maddie’s shelter medicine program by visiting