Josh Fisher

Dr. Josh Fisher is a distinguished speaker with a diverse educational background spanning population management/medicine, public health, veterinary sciences, informatics, and healthcare administration. With over 20 years of experience in the veterinary medical and animal welfare field, he has held management roles in private practices, corporate practices, and the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, Dr. Fisher serves as the Animal Services Director for the City of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.

As a passionate advocate for professional development and growth within the animal welfare industry, Dr. Fisher actively engages in providing continued education and training opportunities. His commitment extends to cutting-edge industry research. His professional interests are multifaceted including keeping pets and people together, public health and safety, advanced marketing and placement strategies, intake reduction tactics, strategic planning, and industry career development for the next generation of animal welfare leaders.

Beyond his local work in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Dr. Fisher holds key leadership roles as President of the National Animal Care & Control Association, a Member of the Managing Executive Committee for the Human Animal Support Services Project, Secretary/Treasurer of the North Carolina Public Health Association – Academic & Practice-based Research Section and is an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) for theĀ  University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Fisher is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, a graduate of the Best Friends Executive Leadership Certification Program, and a Certified Customer eXperience Executive.




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