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Shelter Medicine


Maddie's Fund®

The Pet Rescue Foundation


Mission and Overview

The three missions of our land grant institution are education, engagement, and discovery. As clinical professionals in veterinary medicine, we find ourselves involved in all three missions. As teachers, we participate in didactic education as well as in the clinical education of veterinary students, interns, and residents. We are engaged with our community in our professional practice, as well as in delivery of continuing education to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and pet owners. Discovery follows as new information always leads to new questions, which need to be answered to benefit the companion animal.

The mission of Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine's Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program is to help improve the well being of homeless companion animals through education and discovery.


Click here to learn more information on any of the following:

Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Academic Program

Maddie's® Summer Scholar Program

Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Excellence Award

Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program Shelter Support



Linda K Kauffman, DVM
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University