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NEW Maddie's Candid Conversation with Dr. Michael J. Blackwell - November 10th @ 12n Pacific

  • 1.  NEW Maddie's Candid Conversation with Dr. Michael J. Blackwell - November 10th @ 12n Pacific

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 13 days ago

    Please join us on Wednesday, November 10th for an open, informal 60-minute conversation and Q+A with Dr. Michael J. Blackwell, DVM, MPH.

     As the Director of the Program for Pet Health Equity, College of Social Work, at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Blackwell's self-professed mission is to improve access to veterinary care, especially for families with limited means. He also chairs the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition.

    In this talk with Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team member @Mary Ippoliti-Smith, Dr. Blackwell reflects on growing up in the segregated south and his eye-opening moment when the critical connection between humans and animals became his life calling. 

    Dr. Blackwell made history as the first veterinarian to be appointed chief of staff for the Office of the Surgeon General. His professional accomplishments, which span private practice, public health, and education, exemplify the vital roles of veterinarians in society.

    His numerous awards and recognitions - among them the U.S. Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal (which is the highest personal honor award) - include Maddie's Fund's' 2020 Avanzino Leadership Award for his outstanding dedication to the human-animal bond.

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    Afterwards, continue the conversation with Dr. @Michael Blackwell right here on Maddie's Pet Forum!

    Dr. Blackwell portrait

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    alison gibson
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  • 2.  RE: NEW Maddie's Candid Conversation with Dr. Michael J. Blackwell - November 10th @ 12n Pacific

    Posted 10 days ago
    This is going to be amazing. Thank you, Maddies and Dr. Blackwell!

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    Monica Frenden-Tarant
    Maddie's® Director of Feline Lifesaving
    American Pets Alive!
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