What Makes an Emergency? An emergency is a situation in which your pet needs immediate attention in order to prevent suffering, worsening of disease, or death. Sometimes, an emergency situation...Read More
Scary Things Can Happen
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Meet The Expert
Mary Manspeaker is a 2002 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2013 she completed a Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine, and in 2019 she obtained her Master’s degree in Veterinary Forensic Sciences, both through the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked in small animal private and emergency practice, and since 2012 she has worked primarily in animal welfare and has assisted the Animal Rescue Corps and the ASPCA with dozens of animal cruelty cases. She is currently the staff veterinarian at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County where she treats sick and injured homeless animals in the community. In her spare time she likes to travel with Animal Balance to help provide veterinary services to underserved areas worldwide, and she lectures on animal cruelty through the Law Enforcement Training Institute. She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and lives with her dog Fiona and cats Harley, Tycho, Puca, and Jeffrey.