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Maddie's® Candid Conversation with Dr. Michael J. Blackwell
Please join us for an open, informal 60-minute conversation and Q+A with Dr. Michael J. Blackwell, DVM, MPH.

Dr. Blackwell currently serves as the Director of the Program for Pet Health Equity, College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. His 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.

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

After this live discussion, continue the conversation with Dr. Blackwell on Maddie's Pet Forum:

This meeting will be recorded.

Nov 10, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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