Dr Mike Greenberg

Dr. Mike Greenberg

Director of Outreach Programs for Maddie's Fund®

Dr. Mike Greenberg is a shelter veterinarian who focuses on the “big picture” of animal welfare and practical solutions that work to elevate the status of animals throughout communities.


Prior to joining the team at Maddie’s Fund®, Dr. Mike served as program director for Target Zero, helping communities across the US achieve 90% or greater live release rates from their animal shelter systems through implementation of best practice strategies.


Following veterinary school, Mike worked in rural private practice. It was there that he began volunteering with shelters and working with shelter staff and leaders to address community issues to increase lifesaving. Having caught “the bug,” Mike took the plunge into the sheltering world and completed his training in shelter medicine with the Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.


Since that time, he has worked clinically and as a consultant for multiple public and private animal shelters throughout the United States. He is based in Nashville, TN where he helped to start Pet Community Center, a shelter intake prevention organization.


Mike has a particular interest in helping animal welfare organizations determine the most effective and efficient ways to improve life saving in their communities. In addition to his work in this country, he enjoys volunteering with organizations throughout the world, participating in animal welfare and public health campaigns of all shapes and sizes.


When not visiting a shelter or diving deeply into data, Mike can be found in Nashville behind various stringed instruments or camping, paddling and biking with his furry crew (Frank, Greta, and Linda) and his partner, Dr. Jen Douthwaite.

Friday Feb 28th, 2020

Community Engagement, Access to Care, and Decreasing Intake

Clock Icon3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Map Icon Capitol F-H, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

What does it mean to think about the connections between access to care and decreased shelter intake? What role does community engagement play in increasing access and service awareness? Dr. Mike Greenberg shares how to increase success with engagement in your community and tools to help you get there.


Using YOUR Data to Save Lives Workshop

Clock Icon5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Map Icon Capitol E, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Data questions? Look no further, we have answers! If you want the latest data tips, whether you are a board chair, shelter director, program manager, volunteer or advocate, we can help you. Learn how you can use data to achieve YOUR lifesaving goals. By the end of the session, you will be ready to make and implement strategic goals based on your data. If 2020 holds plans for strategic change, you will want to sit in on this session. This can apply to any level of learner because goal setting is important to all of us.


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