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.
Serve as a primary clinician and consultant while receiving expert guidance in a supportive learning environment, with mentorship from program staff and more senior residents.
Gain broad shelter medicine experience, supporting a career path in any of the wide variety of shelter medicine specialist roles.
Visit and consult with a wide range of sheltering organizations across the country.
Across the US, the ASPCA® employs hundreds of veterinarians and veterinary technicians at stationary and mobile clinics, temporary shelters, forensic labs, and remotely in consultative roles with animal shelters and veterinary practices.In fact, 1 out of every 10 staff members at the ASPCA is a licensed veterinarian, making the ASPCA the ideal training ground for veterinary and veterinary technician students and DVMs seeking continuing education. We invite you to explore the wide range of opportunities.