What Can an Online Graduate Program in Shelter Medicine Do for You?
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About the Event
In this weeks Topic Round, Dr. Terry Spencer provides an overview of the University of Florida's Online Graduate Program in Shelter Medicine. If you are considering an online graduate program or are interest in what UF has to offer, you won't want to miss this.
Dr. Spencer serves as the Program Director for the University of Florida Online Graduate Program in Shelter Medicine. She advises students who are pursuing the MS Concentration in Shelter Medicine, supervises capstone project research and presentations, and coordinates faculty who are developing new courses and teaching online. She brings a unique background in both science education and veterinary medicine to the program. During her first career, she worked as a science educator for K-Junior College students, curriculum developer for the American Chemical Society, and authored science, technology and health textbooks on a major National Science Foundation grant. During her second career, she worked as a small animal veterinarian, owned a veterinary practice, and worked as a contract and a full-time shelter veterinarian for both open and limited-admissions animal shelters in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Nevada. In addition to her online work for UF, she currently works full-time as a shelter veterinarian in Nevada at one of the largest animal shelters in the U.S. She has experience with managing disease outbreaks in shelters, conducting cruelty investigations, training volunteers to assist with disasters, providing testimony as an expert witness in criminal animal cruelty trials, working with victims of domestic violence and their pets, performing sterilization surgeries in high-volume shelters, developing standard operating procedures for busy animal shelters, and serving on advisory boards for the improvement of animal shelters. Her current mission is to create distance-learning courses to meet the needs of those who desire to develop their skills in shelter medicine.