Davies points out that the volume of spay/neuter surgeries the shelter requires can often overwhelm the important partnerships WVHS has with the veterinarian community in our area.
"We believe his background equips him very well for the position at WVHS."
He will begin his position at WVHS in July of this year.
Medical care for shelter pets is one of the largest expenses for WVHS, located at 1474 S.
According to a press release issued by WVHS, hiring a veterinarian may save some costs, however the decision was heavily based on providing the best possible care for shelter animals and increasing efficiency.
21 event, WVHS also honored Colleen, Bose of Wenatchee as the Foster Family of the Year for her work in caring for young and injured animals in their home, bringing them through critical periods before adoption can take place.
She spends countless hours at the shelter helping with the care of the animals and promoting the WVHS mission.
has 32 staff, mostly full time, split between animal control, the shelter and Club Pet, a revenue-generating doggy daycare facility whose proceeds help support the shelter operations.
"We have been functioning in a poorly lit, unventilated building with no drainage and constant breakdowns for the last several years," said WVHS Executive Director Dawn Davies.
WVHS Board President Joni Pepperl said the hope had been to hire a local general contractor, but T.W.
Last year, the WVHS
provided care for more than 4,700 lost, abandoned, stray, injured and unwanted animals in Douglas and Chelan counties.
In 2002, WVHS
broke ground on Club Pet, a $435,000 project designed to provide the nonprofit organization with a secure revenue stream.