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New veterinarian brings shelter medicine expertise to Placer SPCA
New veterinarian brings shelter medicine expertise to Placer SPCA

Placer SPCA proudly announces that Dr. Barbara Jones, DVM, MS, has joined the organization as an onsite veterinarian.

After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in 2004, Dr. Jones received her Certificate of Residency Training in Shelter Medicine from the innovative Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis in 2008.  She was the third person to graduate from the elite specialty program.  UC Davis’ Shelter Medicine Program was the first of its kind in the nation, with an emphasis on the veterinary issues specific to animal shelters, including high-volume spay and neuter, disease prevention, nutrition, and stress reduction.

As a Shelter Medicine Specialist, Dr. Jones is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine, and has delivered lectures on shelter medicine topics at veterinary and shelter conferences.  She also provided hands-on training to veterinarians and animal care workers across the United States and in Israel, Jordan, Brazil, Romania, Mexico, Samoa, and Peru.

“I am pleased to be part of the team here at Placer SPCA,” said Dr. Jones, a charter member of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association Leadership Council. “I look forward to contributing to the good health of the thousands of animals cared for every year at this facility.”

Dr. Jones’ addition to the staff of Placer SPCA means the organization will be able to perform more procedures in-house at the United Auburn Indian Community Spay and Neuter Clinic, opened at the Placer SPCA Companion Animal Care Center in January 2007. 

“This is another important step in our organization’s growth,” said Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Vierra.  “We will be able to increase the number of spays and neuters of our shelter animals each week, and in the future we plan to add community spay and neuter days for Placer County residents.”

About the Placer SPCA
Placer SPCA, a four star charity as rated by Charity Navigator, is located at 150 Corporation Yard Road in Roseville and offers programs and services to the pets and people of Placer County.  Local companion animal welfare experts, Placer SPCA staff can be reached at (916) 782-7722 or (530) 885-

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