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 go directly to our donation page or visit the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s KSMP giving page for more info. Thank you!

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, and
  • 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; you can find practical information, lecture notes and continuing education opportunities on the Library page, and we include links to other valuable websites along with other hidden gems for your interest and edification. Check the FAQs box under Document Types and use the “search” function to see what your colleagues are asking us and how we’re responding. And finally, please let us know how we can serve you better, so you can better serve the homeless animals we all care about.