Today is World Veterinary Day, and we would like to thank the incredible veterinary staff here at the Humane Society of Ventura County for all they do in looking after the health of animals at the Shelter and throughout our community. World Veterinary Day came about in the early 2000s by the World Veterinary Association to bring attention to the lifesaving and often difficult work that veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants do to benefit our animal friends.
This year, the Humane Society of Ventura County was pleased to add a new Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Christina Sisk, and Veterinary Technician, Megan Smart, to the team. They joined Veterinary Assistants Christina Malleck and Natalie Pagnuast here at our clinic in Ojai to expand our services, primarily when it comes to spay and neuter. Dr. Curt Lewis, who had shared his veterinary skills with the Shelter since 1986, semi-retired in March. His contributions to our community include an estimated 70,000 spay and neuter surgeries that undoubtedly made an enormous impact on pet sustainability throughout the area. Dr. Lewis will continue to assist the Shelter when needed and host a low-cost shot clinic twice a month at our location in Ojai.
Besides celebrating the achievements and contributions that veterinarians make, World Veterinary Day is also a time to highlight the importance of pet health care and spay and neuter. We encourage our community to take advantage of the services offered at the Humane Society of Ventura County, such as our low-cost shot clinic offered on the first and third Saturday of each month by Dr. Lewis Veterinary, and our on-site clinic that provides affordable spay and neuter surgeries to the public.
Please join us in thanking the HSVC veterinary team, as well as all veterinarians the globe over for truly making a difference in the lives of so many animals. #worldveterinaryday