Pets Alive Welcomes Katie Emerson, DVM, as Full Time Staff Veterinarian

katiePets Alive Animal Sanctuary in Middletown and Elmsford NY, with another facility in Puerto Rico, has just hired a full time veterinarian to join their staff.

Dr. Emerson’s time will be spent mostly at the Elmsford location which has a medical clinic but she will also be at Middletown once a week, and will be spending two weeks in August at their Bed & Breakfast Rescue Sanctuary in Puerto Rico.

Dr. Katie Emerson received a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. She has had an interest in shelter medicine ever since she volunteered for several rescue groups during her college years. Dr. Emerson’s specific veterinary interests include high-volume spay/neuter, trap-neuter-return for feral cats, population and infectious disease management, and feline medicine and behavior. She is a passionate member of the no-kill movement and is excited to be joining one of the leaders of that movement in Pets Alive. Dr. Emerson and her fiancé, Matt, share their home with four rescue pets: their dog, Raleigh, and their three cats, WallE, EvE, and Coconut.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Emerson as a member of our full time staff”, said Kerry Clair, Pets Alive President. “Financially this was the logical next step for our organization, but also the ability to have a veterinarian onsite five days a week will be a huge benefit to our animals.”

The veterinary clinic in Elmsford, NY currently assists low income families with their pets’ medical needs, and also offers low cost spay/neuter for the community. Pets Alive has plans to open up a medical clinic next year at their Middletown location, and a medical clinic is already underway in Puerto Rico.

“We believe that to help end the suffering, abandonment, and surrenders of animals, that it is important to offer these services in as many areas as possible”, said Kerry Clair. “We need to be able to help the community keep their pets in their homes and we want to be a resource to help low-income or senior citizens that may have trouble financially caring for their animals.

Filed in Press Releases by kerry on Jun 18, 2013.  There are No Comments

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