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Maddie's Shelter Medicine Residency Program
Maddie's Shelter Residency Program, a partnership between the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oregon Humane Society (OHS), is a three-year program that enables a student to pursue a Master's in Comparative Health Sciences degree and complete the requirements for board certification. The resident will complete clinical and specialty rotations in shelter medicine at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital and at the OHS Animal Medical Learning Center. They will also participate in national shelter medicine visits, activities, training, and education.
The residency is funded by Maddie's Fund, a family foundation endowed by the founder of Worday and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, with the goal of achieving a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences currently supports three-year residency programs in both anatomic and clinical pathology. These training programs are designed to prepare trainees to become board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathology. Residents are trained in all aspects of diagnostic investigation including cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry and urinalysis for clinical pathology trainees and surgical biopsy and necropsy for anatomic pathology trainees. Residents participate in weekly journal club and attend rounds for histopathology, gross pathology and cytology. They work closely with students, house officers and clinicians in the teaching hospital as well as referring veterinarians. Residents are also encouraged to pursue research projects of interest and educational benefit. The goal of the program is to provide residents with a learning environment conducive to becoming highly competent veterinary pathologists with skills in diagnostics, teaching and research.