This Maddie's Candid Conversation is an open, informal 60-minute conversation and Q+A with Dr. Lila Miller, DVM, a groundbreaking and trailblazing visionary!
In 1977, Dr. Lila Miller was one of the first two African American women to ever graduate from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. In a career spanning 42 years, Dr. Miller transformed the lives of countless pets, developing the first veterinarian-written guidelines for shelter animal care, which are now used in shelters across the country to ensure the humane treatment of shelter pets. Throughout, she's educated a generation of students about issues shelters face and has paved the way for women of color in veterinary medicine.
Use this discussion thread to ask any questions to Dr. Lila Miller. This thread will also be updated with the recording after the live event. Hope to see you there!#Diversity,Equity,InclusionandJustice#Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization#Maddie'sCandidConversations
As the recipient of the 2021 Avanzino Leadership Award for her bold ideas and innovative work in the field of veterinary shelter medicine, it is no wonder she is the mother of shelter medicine. A proclamation of Dr. Lila Miller Shelter Medicine Day was declared for July 10, 2021. Recognition of Dr. Miller, this day and the Avanzino Leadership Award was received from U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Representative Tom Reed, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, New York City Mayor's office, City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.
This is one you won't want to miss!