November 9, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday
Maddie's Weekly Roundup: Maddie's Fund has refreshed Maddie's University, access to veterinary care with Dr. Blackwell and more

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources we’ve added over the past week.

We’ve refreshed Maddie’s University and continuing education has never been so fun!
While back to school season may look different this year, that doesn’t mean learning needs to change! Because we believe in making changes to make your life easier, we have refreshed Maddie’s University to make learning a breeze. Continuing education has never been so fun! What’s new? We’ve refreshed and reorganized our pages to be… Learn More

A discussion on veterinary access to care with Dr. Blackwell
Dr. Michael Blackwell knew he had a mission while working at Young-Williams Animal Center, the largest animal shelter in East Tennessee. There was a growing number of Americans who were struggling to acquire necessary services due to the 2008 recession, and veterinary medicine was one of them. Flash forward to today, Covid-19 has amplified the… Learn More

Animal shelters see a new day ahead
In this AVMA article, veterinarians in the field talk about changing perceptions and operations as Covid-19 has presented an opportunity to shift animal sheltering to become more community-centric. Learn more

ASPCA® Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference 2020 recordings are now available
For the first time in its 17 year history, this conference was presented entirely online. Featuring twelve free workshops in two tracks – medical and operations – the ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine talks are a unique educational opportunity for veterinarians and other animal welfare professionals to learn from highly regarded experts. You can access all of the recordings by creating a single free account within the ASPCA’s learning platform. Learn more

Registration is now open for the AAWA’s Fall 2020 Virtual Conference!
As we move forward together in the “new normal,” leadership and strategic human resource skills will be more vital and necessary than ever. Carefully selected and curated content in this virtual conference is designed to help you build these skills so you can guide your teams not only through the pandemic, but to thrive during and long after it has receded. This year’s conference will take place from December 1 – December 3, 2020. Register Now

Join Maddie’s® Instructor Summits!
The AmPA! weekly Maddie’s® Instructor Summit offers shelters and rescues a chance to talk through the most current animal sheltering challenges! You’ll join the instructors from Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy, as well as other industry leaders, but, more importantly, you’ll be able to engage face to face (digitally!) with people like you every Friday afternoon. Topics will change each week. Register Now

Weekly National Calls
Maddie’s Fund hosts an hour-long Zoom call twice a week. While these calls started out as a response to COVID-19, it’s grown into so much more. These calls are a safe place to discuss uncomfortable topics, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond. Learn More

Want to help keep more people and pets together?
Connect with us at Maddie’s® Pet Forum, use Maddie’s® Shelter Compass tool to increase lifesaving success and take advantage of free online training with Maddie’s® University!