March 8, 2022
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Dr. Lila Miller, the “mother of shelter medicine,” will be giving the keynote speech for the in-person portion of Animal Care Expo 2022. The conference is being held April 19-22 in Orlando, FL.

Scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 at 12:30 PM PT until 2:00 PM PT, Dr. Miller will reflect on her 42 years as a shelter veterinarian, all which was spent at the ASPCA.

In 2021 Dr. Miller was awarded the Avanzino Leadership Award for her trailblazing leadership and purposeful dedication to the field of veterinary shelter medicine.  She 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. An unassuming innovator, she’s educated a generation of students about issues shelters face and has paved the way for women of color in veterinary medicine. In 1977, Dr. Miller was one of the first two African American women to ever graduate from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  

In this speech, she will share her experiences moving the needle forward to improve and save the lives of homeless animals and discuss some of the key issues we face in order to make true progress in improving the lives of animals and humans. A live Q&A will follow.

Registration for the conference is now open. Maddie’s Fund® is pleased to be sponsoring this year’s keynote.