*One of the first African-American women to graduate from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977
*Pioneered the field of Shelter Medicine and advocated for companion animal welfare
*Co-authored one of first articles calling for a veterinary forensics specialty, Recognizing and Reporting Animal Abuse, A Veterinarian’s Guide, for the American Humane Association publication.
*The first veterinarian appointed to human medicine’s National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) in 2011 and was appointed to the NBME’s Collaboration for Veterinary Assessment (CVA) Governing Committee in 2017. She served as a director and later Secretary of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for three years, on the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) for nine years and for 10 years as a member and chairperson (two years) of the New York State Board for Veterinary Medicine
Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff by Lila Miller (Editor); Stephen Zawistowski (Editor)Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, SecondEdition is the premier reference on shelter medicine. Dividedinto sections on management, species-specific animal husbandry,infectious disease, animal cruelty, shelter programs, behavior, andspay/neuter, the new edition has been reformatted in a moreuser-friendly design with briefer chapters and informationcross-referenced between chapters. Maintaining a herd healthapproach, new and expanded chapters address issues of husbandry,infectious disease management, behavior forensics, populationmanagement, forensic toxicology, animal cruelty and hoarding,enrichment in shelters, spay/neuter, and shelter design. Now in full color, this fully updated new edition delivers avast array of knowledge necessary to provide appropriate and humanecare for shelter animals. Veterinarians, veterinarytechnicians and shelter professionals will find this to be thego-to resource on the unique aspects of shelter medicine that helpfacilitate operating a modern, efficient, and humane shelter.
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 2013
Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters by Lila Miller (Editor); Kate Hurley (Editor)Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters is a comprehensive guide to preventing, managing, and treating disease outbreaks in shelters. Emphasizing strategies for the prevention of illness and mitigation of disease, this book provides detailed, practical information regarding fundamental principles of disease control and specific management of important diseases affecting dogs and cats in group living environments. Taking an in-depth, population health approach, the text presents information to aid in the fight against the most significant and costly health issues in shelter care facilities.
Call Number: SF781 .I524 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff by Lila Miller (Editor); Stephen Zawistowski (Editor)The National Shelter Outreach Program estimates there are at least 4000-6000 animal shelters in the U.S. This book is the first ever to involve principles of herd health management in companion animal species. As the United States moves to becoming a nation that is reducing the number of animals it euthanizes in its shelters, access to informed medical care and sound management procedures becomes increasingly critical. In addition to issues of epidemiology and zoonoses; this book also addresses issues like feral cat programs, basic sanitation, shelter design, cruelty investigations and euthanasia this book is literally for every staff member working in any type of shelter situation.