Martha Smith-Blackmore

House and Years at Fettes:
Arniston House 1980-1981

Qualifications & Career:
BA, International Relations, Boston University, 1989
DVM, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 1997

I am Vice President of Animal Welfare at the Animal Rescue League of Boston www.arlboston.org. I oversee the veterinary programs, the animal shelters, law enforcement, technical rescue and the Center for Shelter Dogs www.centerforshelterdogs.com. I provide forensic support to the Law Enforcement Department in the investigation & prosecution of animal cruelty.

What is your most cherished memory from your time at Fettes?
Being something of a social butterfly, I enjoyed the community most and the parties.

And your least?
The Tin Man.

What event or personality left a lasting impression on you?
My classmates, being international, taught me more about the world than I ever expected to learn.

Were you a conscientious student?
Unfortunately, no. My academic career was born in the early 1990s once I dedicated myself to the pursuit of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Outside the classroom, how did you spend your free time at Fettes?
Playing squash, watching rugby and doing art.