About Us

The UC-Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program is a privately funded program that operates solely on generous contributions by people like you. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit the School of Veterinary Medicine's online gift page and scroll down to select CCAH: Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Thank you for your support!

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.

This website has been designed as a resource for all those involved with homeless animal care. Please take some time to browse around; while much practical information can be found under the "shelter health portal", we also have lecture notes and continuing education opportunities posted under "education", links to other valuable websites (in the "links" section of course), and other hidden gems for your interest and edification. If you have a few minutes to spare, try out the "search" function and see what other questions are being asked by your colleagues under "FAQs". And finally, please let us know how we can serve you better, so you can better serve the homeless animals we all care about.