AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Dr. Kristen Kjellberg

Dr. Kristen Kjellberg hails from Houston Texas and headed to Austin nearly ten years ago to pursue a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. While she was finishing up her degree, she worked at Emancipet, a local community spay and neuter clinic, as a veterinary technician. It was there she decided […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Dr. Ellen Jefferson graduated vet school in 1997, starting her career in private practice. Upon starting working in Austin, she became dissatisfied with the 85% euthanasia rate in the city of Austin. Thinking this was an overpopulation problem, she launched large scale efforts to get the owned and unowned pets of Austin spayed and neutered. […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Lindsay Henderson

Lindsay Henderson has been working in animal welfare since 2008, but in 2010 she moved to Austin, Texas and joined ranks with APA! as an adoption counselor with the organization’s dog adoption program, quickly rising to a management position within a year. As the Dog Adoption Manager, she has taken dog adoption at Austin Pets […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Rockin’ Rockwallin’ Mike Kitkoski

Michael Kitkoski of Rockwall Pets is spearheading No Kill efforts in the Dallas area. After convincing the Rockwall city council to pass a unanimous No Kill resolution in 2011, save rates increased to as high as 99%. Following an initiative by Rockwall Pets in 2012, the Royse City city manager declared a moratorium on killing […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: the Miraculous Mike Kaviani

Mike Kaviani’s expertise and dedication to dog behavior improvement spans across many successful programs and several states. He began his own dog behavior programs in California when he was only 18 with monumental success, first with his “3rd Chance for Pets Program,” which received national recognition. His commitment to animal shelters did not stop with […]

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