Please join us in congratulating the League’s Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore who has been named an “emerging leader” in the field of veterinary medicine by the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). This is a well-deserved honor for a gifted and compassionate voice in the animal welfare community.
The MVMA has provided her with an all-expense-paid scholarship to the 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Leadership Conference that is taking place in Chicago this weekend. The conference is designed to help participants better understand the myriad of opportunities and challenges of team leadership in an animal humane/veterinary care-based organization.
An alumna of the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (1997), Dr. Smith-Blackmore joined the Animal Rescue League of Boston veterinary staff in 2001 and was named Director of Veterinary Medical Services in 2006. She currently serves as President of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and is on the AVMA Animal Welfare Committee and the American Heartworm Society Board.
She continues her affiliation with Tufts as a Fellow of the Center for Animals and Public Policy and as a Clinical Assistant Professor.