Member Spotlight: Get To Know Dr. Cristie Kamiya

What happens when your Chief of Shelter Medicine has a DVM and an MBA? You just might become the first-ever organization to meet all 543 of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ standard-of-care guidelines…. Name: Cristie Kamiya, DVM, MBAMember of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement since: 2017Organization: Humane Society Silicon ValleyTitle: Chief of Shelter Medicine Q&A with Dr.


Supporting Staff During COVID-19: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s Bring Your Child to Work Program

As part of our new Innovation Bank of short, pre-recorded webinars, we’ll be rolling out a brilliant idea from one of your colleagues in the field every week. First up, a timely topic—supporting staff who are parents of school-aged children—with Fraily Rodriguez, Vice President of Operations at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.


4 Tips for Emergency Sheltering During COVID-19

How do we safely undertake disaster sheltering in a pandemic? What changes must be made to existing protocols? Red Rover’s Beth Gammie and IFAW’s Jennifer Gardner of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition’s COVID-19 Sheltering Committee sat down with us to record a 30-minute webinar. This on-demand presentation covers the gamut from PPE and adapting your shelter layout to animal housing and the best location for receiving donations of supplies.


Metro Nashville AC&C Uses Technology To Rock Their RTO (and you can, too)

Heard about how Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) utilized a simple but mighty feature of their shelter software to increase their RTO by 11 percentage points? This innovative use of technology also earned the Nashville, TN, agency major kudos–and $10K!–as the 2019 Diane and Bob Hoover Innovation Award winner. The program works like this: Volunteer admins run multiple Facebook groups for lost and found pets in the county.


3 Ways to Get Your Grit On

Josh originally published this post as 3 Steps to Your Leadership Superpowers on his blog for veterinary professionals, and the tips are just as applicable to leaders and managers of animal sheltering teams. Be sure to register for Josh’s webinar, “Positive Perseverance: Leading During Crisis,” happening next Wednesday, September 2, at 3 ET/noon PT.

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