Mary-Elizabeth Ellard

Mary-Elizabeth Ellard, DVM, MS

Adjunct Lecturer In Shelter Medicine

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
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About Mary-Elizabeth Ellard

Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Ellard hails from Atlanta. After fifteen years in private practice, she answered the call to serve its local shelters. For over fifteen years now, she has worked with numerous animal welfare organizations providing both surgical and medical services. She currently works with Lifeline Animal Project, Spay-Neuter Vets, and Jazzy Paw, Inc. providing high quality high volume spay-neuter and affordable care for rescues, shelters, and low-income clients. Dr. Ellard’s other passion is history. She speaks regularly on veterinary medicine during the American Civil War and leads historic tours in Atlanta. She serves as a trustee and Secretary of the Georgia Battlefields Association and is a past president of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table. She teaches Bible and Biblical history at Peachtree Christian Church. She and her husband Bill live with a pampered shelter cat named Annabelle.

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Fear Free Certification
2019 · Fear Free

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
VEM5320 Shelter Behav/Welfare

Research Profile

Loud calls of Varecia Variegata (1985); Feeding trials as a measure of dominance in Belgian Draft Mares (1987)

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Areas of Interest
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal welfare
  • Biblical Studies and Archaeology
  • High quality high volume spay-neuter
  • Shelter medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine during the American Civil War


Certificate in Shelter Medicine
2014 · University of Florida
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1992 · University of Georgia
Master of Science in Veterinary Anatomy
1987 · University of Georgia
1985 · Duke University

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