Shelter Medicine

The Spay-Neuter, Community Outreach, and Shelter Medicine service is currently closed as we search for a new faculty leader.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our shelter and veterinary partners and Illinois animal owners.

December 2021

The Shelter Medicine Program partners with the community to reduce pet overpopulation, enhance veterinary education, and improve the lives of dogs and cats.

The goal of the Shelter Medicine Program at Illinois is to develop a talented pool of veterinary graduates who are well-versed in the tools available to improve the care of shelter animals and help reduce animal overpopulation. The program is actively engaged in the teaching, outreach, and research missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Illinois.

Our Mission

The mission of the Shelter Medicine Program at Illinois is to reduce animal overpopulation and to improve the health and well-being of animals in shelters through the advancement of the discipline of shelter medicine among veterinarians and veterinary students.

Learn about the mobile surgical unit that was part of a grant from PetSmart Charities.

ABOUT US

THANK YOU TO SUPPORTERS OF THE SHELTER MEDICINE PROGRAM!