About the Author
Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM, is a Fellow of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also the current chair of the AVMA Animal Welfare Committee and a board member of the AHS. Dr. Smith-Blackmore was present at the forming of the ASV, and went on to become the president of that organization, co-authoring the ASV’s Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. She received her DVM from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center.