Dr. Miller is the vice-president of veterinary outreach at the ASPCA in New York. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine and at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and is the coeditor of Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff.
A leader in shelter medicine, Dr. Miller cares for the underserved, often-forgotten animals and trains others to follow in her footsteps. She says a good veterinarian "doesn't lose sight of doing what is right for the patient even though it isn't always possible."
To effectively satisfy the rising demand for better preventive healthcare programs and veterinary services for shelter animals, veterinarians must understand the mission and goal of animal shelters and the resources available to them.