ASPCA Julie Morris Shelter Medicine Residency
The ASPCA Julie Morris Shelter Medicine Residency provides an intensive three-year training opportunity covering all aspects of shelter medicine, including clinical medicine and surgery, shelter operations, population management, community outreach, high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN), cruelty investigations and forensics, disaster response, and more. The residency is a core program of the ASPCA’s Shelter Medicine Services (SMS), with mentorship provided by the SMS team of shelter medicine experts, subject matter experts across the organization, and our external partners. Residents will fulfill all ABVP shelter medicine practice residency requirements and are expected to achieve board certification shortly after completing the program.
"This program is giving me all the tools to become a specialist who understands how shelter medicine extends beyond the four walls of the shelter to safeguard animal welfare in the community. My mentors encourage me to learn from and collaborate with experts throughout the organization. I feel immense support as I continue my community-focused path as a shelter medicine practitioner."