Meet the Team

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Dr. Cynda Crawford

Maddie’s® Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine

Dr. Brenda Griffin

Dr. Brenda Griffin

Adjunct Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine


Dr. Sarah Kirk

Adjunct Lecturer, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program


Dr. Julie Levy

Fran Marino Endowed Professor of Shelter Medicine Education

Co-Founder, Million Cat Challenge


Other Faculty

Dr. Sara Bennett

Dr. Sara Bennett

Courtesy Lecturer, Maddie’s® Certificate in Shelter Medicine

Sheila D'Arpino

Dr. Sheila D’Arpino

Courtesy Lecturer, Maddie’s® Certificate in Shelter Medicine

Director of Research, Maddie’s® Fund

Dr. Lisa Shriver, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program

Dr. Lisa Shriver

Courtesy Lecturer, Maddie’s® Certificate in Shelter Medicine

Dr. Sheilah Robertson

Courtesy Lecturer, Maddie’s® Certificate in Shelter Medicine





Michelle Laramie

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Education & Financial Services Manager

Cameron Moore

Cameron Moore

Program Manager, Million Cat Challenge


Matt Parker

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program Assistant


Kim Richmond

Maddie’s® Student Services Coordinator

Chrissy Sedgley Photo

Chrissy Sedgley

Program Assistant, Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program & Million Cat Challenge


Advanced Training Program Alumni

Dr. Laura AndersenDr. Laura Andersen

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident, 2009-2012

Currently: Shelter Veterinarian, Capital Humane Society

Dr. Amie BurlingDr. Amie Burling

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident, 2012-2015

Currently: Faculty, Shelter Medicine, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine – Board Member, Association of Shelter Veterinarians

Dr. Staci CannonDr. Staci Cannon

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident, 2012-2015

Currently: Medical Director, Nashville Metro Area Animal Care And Control
– Board Member, Association of Shelter Veterinarians

Dr. Yoonju ChoDr. Yoonju Cho

Visiting Scholar, Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program, 2014

Dr. Brian DiGangiDr. Brian DiGangi

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident, 2010

Currently: Senior Director, Shelter Medicine
Shelter Outreach, ASPCA
Diplomate, ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice, Shelter Medicine Practice)

Dr. Jessica HekmanDr. Jessica Hekman

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Intern, 2012-2013

Currently: Postdoctoral fellow, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Dr. Catherine McManusDr. Catherine McManus

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident, 2009-2012

Currently: Veterinarian, Irving Animal Services

Dr. Katherine PolakDr. Katherine Polak

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident, 2011-2014

Currently: Director of Animal Welfare, Soi Dog Foundation

Dr. Ken SieranskiDr. Ken Sieranski

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Intern

Currently: Veterinarian, Miami-Dade County Animal Services

Dr. Emily SwiniarskiDr. Emily Swiniarski

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Intern, 2012-2013

Currently: Medical Director, Pet Orphans of Southern California


Dr. Jason ByrdDr. Jason Byrd

Associate Director, Maples Center for Forensic Medicine

John HavenJohn Haven

Director, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Dr. Rachel TourooDr. Rachel Touroo

Director, Veterinary Forensics, ASPCA Anti-Cruelty