Faculty member now board-certified in new shelter medicine specialty

Dr. Brian DiGangi

Dr. Brian DiGangi

Dr. Brian DiGangi, a clinical assistant professor of shelter medicine with UF’s Veterinary Community Outreach Program, has become one of only four veterinarians to become certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in the new specialty of Shelter Medicine Practice.

A select group of only 10 veterinarians sat for the first certification exam in November at ABVP’s annual symposium, and of those, only four, including DiGangi, passed the exam.

DiGangi completed a three-year residency in shelter animal medicine at UF through the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program in 2011. He was the first shelter medicine resident UF has ever had. Among his honors are receiving the Best Resident Platform Presentation award during Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day in 2010. The following year, he completed a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences.

DiGangi currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of Shelter Medicine with UF’s Veterinary Community Outreach Program. He trains veterinary students in shelter medicine best practices and in pediatric spay/neuter procedures by treating shelter animals in the Gainesville area. He also serves on the executive board of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

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