Dr. Griffin is a 1990 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an internship at the MSPCA’s Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in 1991, she spent time working in general small animal practice as well as in animal shelters before pursuing a residency in small animal internal medicine at Auburn University.
For the past 18 years, Dr. Griffin has used her expertise in small animal internal medicine and her passion for shelter animals to assist in the development of training and research programs that support the field of Shelter Medicine. Her professional interests surround feline medicine, population health and welfare, behavioral wellness, and sterilization programs. Currently, she serves as the course coordinator for the online UF veterinary student course in Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare, as well as the chair of the Fear Free Shelters Task Force,
Throughout her career, Dr. Griffin has worked to support professional organizations related to Shelter Medicine. In 2000, she co-founded the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs, an organization dedicated to the development of humane and effective non-surgical means of controlling the reproduction of cats and dogs. Dr. Griffin spent many years serving on the Board of Directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. She was a member of the organization’s Task Force to Advance Spay-Neuter, the Shelter Standards Task Force, and the Task Force to Develop a Recognized Veterinary Specialty in Shelter Medicine. She is co-author of ASV’s Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs and ASV’s Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. Currently, she serves as the Regent for the new specialty in Shelter Medicine under the auspices of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.