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Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County veterinarian appointed to Shelby County Board of Health

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Mar. 15, 2021 – The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County’s full-time, on-site shelter veterinarian, Mary Manspeaker, D.V.M., has been appointed to the Shelby County Board of Health. Dr. Manspeaker joins new board members for a four-year term as the only appointed veterinarian following her selection by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and vote by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners. “As a shelter veterinarian, I see the impact animals have on human well-being every day, and I’m trained to recognize the unique factors among animal populations that influence public health,” Manspeaker said. “I hope to use my skills and background to impart on my team the importance of animal health and the role animals play in overall community wellness.”  The Shelby County Board of Health was reestablished in 2020 and works alongside the Shelby County Health Department to meet and provide expert opinions on health-related issues, policies and regulations. Comprised of two physicians and one dentist, pharmacist, nurse, veterinarian and citizen, the board will assist in improving the health of all Shelby County citizens. As... Read More

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