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.