Dr. Michael Blackwell

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Director of the Program for Pet Health Equity

Dr. Michael Blackwell earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Tuskegee University. He is the director of the Program for Pet Health Equity, University of Tennessee, whose mission is to improve access to veterinary care for underserved families.

Dr. Blackwell is the former dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee. He also served as the chief of staff, Office of the Surgeon General of the United States.

Access To Veterinary Care: A National Family Crisis

Standley Ballroom

Millions of families struggle to access veterinary care mainly because of limited funds. Lack of veterinary care negatively impacts the whole family and potentially the community. Dr.  Michael Blackwell will speak about this national family crisis and AlignCareTM, a One Health healthcare system to address it. By establishing new interprofessional collaborations, aligning resources and activities, and […]

Focus Day