Shelter Medicine Service

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Welcome to the Shelter Medicine Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Our goals are:

  • To advance shelter medicine as a veterinary specialty through research, specialty training and education, and performance of veterinary service in animal shelters
  • To improve the quality of life of animals in shelters through improvements in veterinary preventive medicine and management of disease

Please visit the Koret Shelter Medicine Program website for more information:

Contact the Koret Shelter Medicine Program by email at:

Shelter Medicine Impacts (PDF)