Increasing the life-saving capacity of animal shelters and communities through education, shelter outreach, and development of new knowledge

Maddie's Residency

Board Certification in Shelter Medicine Practice is the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners’ (ABVP) newest recognized veterinary specialty.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has an approved Shelter Medicine Residency Program with two current residents. The objective of an ABVP approved residency is to promote expertise and proficiency in a recognized veterinary specialty by providing instruction and guidance through a structured residency program. Our Shelter Medicine Residency is a three-year training program, resulting in a high level of training in shelter medicine and the ability to meet ABVP requirements for board certification in Shelter Medicine Practice. 

We are currently recruiting for a new resident to start in July 2019!

University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program is a proud recipient of funding for our residency program from Maddie's Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.

Meet our current residents!