Leadership 2020

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians seeks nominations for its Board of Directors. Veterinarians who have been ASV members for at least 2 years are eligible to apply via self-nomination.  Board members are asked to participate in bi-monthly conference calls and Board emails throughout the year, contribute to committees and projects to advance the work of ASV, and participate in one in-person Board meeting and the ASV Member Reception.  In-person meetings take place at the annual ABVP Symposium in October- travel is not provided.  Terms are for 3 years, starting in January. We hope you will consider joining us!

Executive Board

Chumkee Aziz, DVM , DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice)
President
Chumkee obtained her DVM degree at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She completed a rotating internship at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in NYC in 2013 and a shelter medicine residency with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis in 2016. She currently works for the ASPCA as a senior director of the Northern Tier Shelter Initiative. Her areas of focus include the role of community collaboration in mitigating pet homelessness, proactive shelter population management and infectious disease prevention in shelters. Chumkee is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She joined the ASV Board in 2017 and serves on the Membership, Finance, and Continuing Education committees.

Staci Cannon, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice) 
Vice President
Staci received her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She worked for several shelter organizations and private practices in Massachusetts prior to completing the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Residency at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.  Staci also completed her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Florida and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Staci is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Staci is currently the medical director at Metro Animal Care and Control in Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys working with dedicated shelter staff and volunteers to advance the medical and emotional wellbeing of shelter animals.  Staci joined the ASV board in 2016 and serves on the Membership, Website, and Continuing Education committees.

Uri Donnett, DVM, MS, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice)
Secretary
Uri received his DVM from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and completed a Masters of Science in Veterinary Preventive Medicine at Iowa State University as well. Uri then completed an internship and residency in shelter medicine at Mississippi State University from 2015-2018. Uri is currently the Maddie's Clinical Instructor in Shelter Medicine for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program. Uri is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. His veterinary interests include teaching veterinary students shelter medicine and surgical skills, high quality/high volume spay/neuter, transport programs, and epidemiology. Uri joined the ASV board in 2018 and serves on the membership and development committees.

Lucy Fuller, DVM
Assistant Secretary
Lucy received her DVM degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and immediately went to work for Charleston Animal Society in Charleston, South Carolina. She became Medical Director in 2009 and helped lead Charleston Animal Society’s Spay/Neuter Clinic to become a state leader in High-Quality, High-Volume Spay/Neuter surgeries. Lucy completed a Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine through the University of Florida’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program in 2013. In her role at Charleston Animal Society, she helps manage an open admission shelter, veterinary student externship program, veterinary continuing education program, and a shelter assessment and advisory program called No Kill South Carolina. In 2015, Lucy joined the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Her professional interests include surgery, training programs for shelter support staff, and regulation of veterinarians and shelters. Lucy joined the ASV Board in 2019 and serves on the Development and Continuing Education committees.

Nancy Bradley, DVM
Treasurer
Nancy has been a veterinarian for 24 years. She started out in private practice and eventually ended up in emergency medicine. The majority of her career has been in shelter medicine working for both an animal control agency and a nonprofit humane society. Nancy was the Chief Veterinarian at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control for 2 years and the Chief Veterinarian and eventually the Medical Director for the Arizona Humane Society. During her years in Shelter Medicine, Nancy has been heavily involved in the investigation and expert witness testimony in animal abuse cases. She served as a reserve police officer for over 12 years, three of those years as a detective with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Crimes Unit in the Phoenix area. She was an adjunct assistant clinical professor at Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine for two years. She is currently a full time Assistant Clinical professor of Shelter Medicine at MWU, teaching in multiple classes but primarily 3rd year electives in shelter medicine and veterinary forensics and 4th year shelter medicine rotations. She has a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and is finishing a second Master’s degree in Veterinary Forensics. Her next major goal is to become Boarded in Shelter Medicine.  Nancy joined the ASV Board in 2017 and serves on the Finance, Development, and Nominations committees.

Barbara Laderman-Jones, DVM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice)
Assistant Treasurer
Barbie graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 2004. After graduation, she completed an internship at Massachusetts SPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and then completed a 3-year residency in Shelter Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Over the next 11 years, she worked with the East Bay SPCA, Placer SPCA, and several high-volume spay/neuter clinics and a non-profit general practice providing care to underserved pets in northern California.  She earned board certification in Shelter Medicine Practice from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2017. Barbie has worked with shelters across North America and around the world, including Israel and Papua New Guinea. Currently, she serves as the Director of Shelter Medicine at the San Francisco SPCA. Barbie had a prior career as a high school teacher and previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer.  She shares her home with her husband, their 12-year-old son, and multiple pets. In her free time, she enjoys ballroom dancing, canoeing, singing, and travel. She joined the ASV Board in 2019. She is chair of the Nominations Committee and a well-being position statement working group and serves on the Position Statement and Finance committees.

Erin Doyle, DVM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice)
Immediate Past President
Erin is a Senior Director of Shelter Medicine in the ASPCA’s Shelter Medicine Services department and is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.  Erin received her DVM from Tufts University in 2004.  After several years in private practice, Erin joined the shelter medicine team at the Animal Rescue League of Boston where she worked for over ten years before joining the ASPCA in June 2018.  She also completed a fellowship with the Koret Shelter Medicine program at UC Davis in 2012.  Erin is an adjunct faculty member in Shelter Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  Erin joined the ASV Board in 2014 and currently co-chairs the Guidelines Review task force. 

  

Board of Directors

Brendan Bergquist, DVM
Brendan received his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation he moved to Pittsburgh, PA where he was in general practice while his wife completed her internship. After she matched for an oncology residency at Auburn University, they moved to Auburn, AL where he spent the next 3 years working as a shelter veterinarian at a private humane society and HQHVSN clinic in Columbus, GA.  They then moved to Vermont where he spent the following two years working at a few small shelters as well as a HQHVSN clinic. Then they moved to Asheville, NC where Brendan took a position at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance as an instructor. Most recently he and his wife moved back to Auburn, AL where he took a faculty position at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Shelter Medicine. Brendan really enjoys teaching 4th year veterinary students HQHVSN surgical techniques as well as exposing them to things such as best practices in animal shelters and outbreak management. He joined the ASV Board in 2020 and serves on the Position Statement and Nominations committees.

Jennifer Bolser, DVM
Jennifer obtained her veterinary degree from Colorado State University and then completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in NYC. She’s currently serving as Chief Clinic Veterinarian of The Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Colorado where she’s enjoyed cumulatively over 10 years with this unique and wonderful organization. Driven by a passion for diverse and international perspectives, she lived and worked in Beijing, China and Chicago, IL and has performed thousands of surgeries in over 20 unique locations globally. She is a medical director for Spayathon For Puerto Rico and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and Animal Balance. Jennifer is enthusiastic about collaborating and providing veterinary training and services to communities around the world to achieve sustainable impact and solutions for animal care and welfare. She joined the ASV Board in 2019 and serves on the Development and Membership committees.

Aimee Dalrymple, DVM, MS
Aimee earned her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She spent several years working in private practice before discovering the field of shelter medicine through the gift of an Association of Shelter Veterinarians membership from a cat rescue organization. Since 2009, she has worked as a shelter contract and relief veterinarian in the Boston area.  She completed her Master’s degree in Shelter Medicine through the University of Florida in 2018 and now serves as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the online program teaching courses in shelter animal physical health, behavior and welfare. Aimee joined the ASV board in 2020 and serves on the Membership and Position Statement committees.

Lena DeTar, DVM, DACVPM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice)
Lena joined the ASV as a student member in 2005 during her first year at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2009, she worked in shelters and low-cost clinics in the western United States before starting a residency program in Shelter Medicine at Oregon State University/Oregon Humane Society in 2013. Lena completed the residency, a master’s program in veterinary science with a Public Health certificate through the University of Florida, and became boarded in Preventive Medicine in 2016. Since then, Lena has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at Cornell University’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program and regularly teaches didactic courses to third- and fourth-year students, teaches the clinical rotation in Shelter Medicine, lectures at conferences and veterinary colleges, and consults with regional shelters. Lena became board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice in 2017. Lena joined the ASV Board in 2019 and serves on the Position Statements, Membership and Continuing Education committees and is the ASV Board Liaison to the Guidelines Review task force. 

Zarah Hedge, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice)
Zarah graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2009 and moved to Portland, OR where she completed a shelter medicine internship and shelter medicine residency program at the Oregon Humane Society. Zarah received her Master of Public Health with the University of Minnesota in 2013 and board certification in Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2014. After completing her residency, she worked as a staff veterinarian at San Diego Humane Society for about two years before becoming an Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. In her time at WesternU, she opened and operated the WesternU Spay/Neuter Center, a HQHVSN teaching clinic, providing affordable surgical and medical services for shelter animals and animals of the community in Los Angeles. Zarah received board certification in Shelter Medicine Practice (ABVP) in 2017. In the summer of 2019 Zarah once again joined the San Diego Humane Society as their Chief Medical Officer and VP of Shelter Medicine. Zarah joined the ASV Board in 2017 and serves on the Membership, Continuing Education, Website, and Nominations committees.

Erin Katribe, DVM
Erin earned her DVM degree from Texas A&M University in 2009, with a focus in small animal medicine and an interest in Shelter Medicine. Following graduation, she moved to Austin, Texas, where she initially practiced full-time emergency and critical care and performed relief work in High-Quality, High-Volume Spay/Neuter (HQHVSN) and local shelters. In 2014, she moved to nonprofit full-time, working as Medical Director for Animal Trustees of Austin, a small nonprofit organization that provided low-cost services to the public and partnering with local shelters. Erin moved to Kanab, Utah, in January 2017 and began working at Best Friends Animal Society’s sanctuary. She became Best Friends’ Medical Director in 2018 and completed her master’s degree program in Shelter Medicine through the University of Florida the same year. Erin also provides contract services for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) program as a Field Clinic Veterinarian and is passionate about teaching the next generation of veterinarians about the field of Shelter Medicine. She joined the ASV Board in 2019 and serves on the Website, Continuing Education, and Membership committees.

Staci Kehir, DVM
Staci graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s in Animal Science in 2000.  In 2004, she graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an equine ambulatory internship in New Hampshire, focusing on equine power dentistry and ophthalmology, the following year.  She continued to practice as an ambulatory equine veterinarian in New England until 2009.  In 2009, she moved to New York City and started working at New York City Animal Care and Control, Manhattan Branch.  Since then, she has stayed in shelter medicine and is currently the Medical Director of Greenville County Animal Care, where she’s been since 2014.  Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and the welfare of the veterinarians and shelter staff.  She also enjoys training veterinary students that come to Greenville County Animal Care for an externship. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling and mountain biking.  Staci joined the ASV Board of Directors in 2020 and serves on the Nominations and Position Statement committees.

Barbara Kompare, DVM
Barbara earned her DVM degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She worked in a low-cost clinic in the Chicago suburbs prior to her Maddie’s post-DVM Fellowship in Shelter Medicine with Purdue University. She has been working as a shelter medicine veterinarian at PAWS Chicago since completion of her fellowship in 2011. During her tenure at PAWS Chicago, she was promoted to Director of Shelter Medicine. She also joined the Animal Care League in Oak Park, IL in 2014 and serves as their shelter medicine veterinarian. Her professional interests include infectious disease control, population management, and behavioral health. Barbara joined the ASV Board in 2019 and serves on the Continuing Education, Membership, and Nominations committees.

Rachael Kreisler, VMC, MSCE, DACVPM (Epi)
Rachael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) in 2012 after a decade long career in information technology. She completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 2014 while working as a Lecturer in Shelter Medicine and Surgery at Penn Vet.  In 2015 she became an Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine where she worked to create a didactic elective and clinical rotation in shelter medicine as well as an extracurricular mobile clinic program that involves 80% of the students.  Rachael became board certified in Preventive Medicine in 2018 and achieved board certification in their Epidemiology specialty in 2019.  In 2019 she became president of the Association of Veterinary Informatics, following a year as president elect.  She has a passion for research and has published multiple papers on topics that support clinical decision making in shelter medicine.  She joined the ASV Board in 2020 and serves on the Continuing Education, Membership and Website committees.

 

Board Liaisons


Brenda Griffin, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DABVP
Brenda is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She also serves as the Shelter Medicine Regent for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

 

Association Management

Kathy Gloyd, DVM
Elevate DVM, Founder and President

Sonya Hennessy
Elevate DVM, Specialist

 

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians seeks nominations for its Board of Directors. Veterinarians who have been ASV members for at least 2 years are eligible to apply via self-nomination.  Board members are asked to participate in bi-monthly conference calls and Board emails throughout the year, contribute to committees and projects to advance the work of ASV, and participate in one in-person Board meeting and the ASV General Membership meeting.  In-person meetings take place at the annual ABVP Symposium in October- travel is not provided.  Terms are for 3 years, starting in January. We hope you will consider joining us!