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Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program

Saving lives through science, leadership, and service.

Meet Our Team

Faculty

Elizabeth Berliner

Janet L. Swanson Director of Shelter Medicine

Lena DeTar

Assistant Clinical Professor of Shelter Medicine

Janet M. Scarlett

Professor Emerita of Epidemiology (Program Founder)

Erin Henry

Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Instructor

House Officers

Sarah Ericksen

2019 Janet L. Swanson Intern of Shelter Medicine

Wesley Cheung

2019 Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Intern 

Staff

Vicki Weber

Teaching Support Specialist

Sarah Nickerson

Program Coordinator

Fellows

From left to right: Monica Shepherd, DVM, PhD; Steve Gentilella, DVM; Gretchen Jeitler, DVM; Suzanne Nelson, DVM; Marina Tejada, DVM; Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, DAVBP; Lena DeTar, DVM, DACPVM; Laurie Gaines, DVM; Shian Simms, DVM.

Steve Gentilella, DVM

2017 Cornell University Shelter Medicine Fellow
Humane Society for Greater Nashua (NH)

Monica Shepherd, DVM, PhD

2017 Cornell University Shelter Medicine Fellow
Pet Rescue

Shian Simms, DVM

2017 Cornell University Shelter Medicine Fellow
Bideawee

Marina Tejada, DVM

2017 Cornell University Shelter Medicine Fellow
North Shore Animal League

Laurie Gaines, DVM

2018 Cornell University Shelter Medicine Fellow
Kingston Humane Society (CA)

Gretchen Jeitler, DVM

2018 Cornell University Shelter Medicine Fellow
Central New York SPCA (NY)

Suzanne Nelson, DVM

2018 Cornell University Shelter Medicine Fellow
Humane Rescue Alliance (Washington, DC)

Advanced Training Program Alumni

Sabine Fischer-Daly

2018 Janet L. Swanson Intern of Shelter Medicine
Colorado Springs, Humane Society of Pikes Peak

Mackenzie Gallegos

2018 Maddie's Shelter Medicine Intern
Houston, Texas

Megan Stapleton

2017 Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Intern

Shelter Veterinarian, Atlanta Humane Society

Meagan Wentworth

2017 Janet L. Swanson Intern of Shelter Medicine

Shelter Veterinarian, SPCA Florida

Lisa Rodriguez, DVM

2016 Shelter Medicine Intern

Allison Clarke, DVM

2016 Shelter Medicine Intern

Jodi Boyd, DVM

2015 Shelter Medicine Intern

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Danielle Boes DVM

2013 Cornell Shelter Medicine Intern
Toronto Humane Society

Tiva Hoshizaki DVM

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San Jose Animal Care Services, Kittens First, University of Florida

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