J. Utter

Senior Humane Officer

f.jen.jpgThroughout her life, J. Utter has maintained a strong love for animals. At UC Santa Barbara, she emphasized her studies in human-wildlife relationships and graduated with a B.A. in Biological Anthropology in June of 2019.

Utter began her journey with the Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVC) as an Adoption Counselor in November of 2019. She was offered the chance to pursue her passion for animal welfare after exhibiting all the outstanding qualities necessary to become a Humane Officer. In October of 2020, Utter completed the San Diego Humane Society Basic Animal Law Enforcement Academy. Following extensive training and fulfillment of additional requirements, Utter was officially sworn into office in June of 2021 by Judge Henry Walsh at the Ventura County Courthouse. In early May of 2023, Officer Utter was promoted to Senior Humane Officer. 

Through compassion and education, Utter strives to forge strong relationships with the community of Ventura County and connect people and their pets with the vast resources and services that HSVC offers.