DPA’s Pawsome Person: March Volunteer Spotlight

“Amy is quickly approaching her 1 year anniversary with DPA and in her time has made a huge impact on the Medical Team! She has been a consistent and reliable driving force in ensuring our animals are seen by vets in a timely manner and receive the specific medical care they need. Amy is an Appointment Authorization Admin for our Medical Team and we could not be more thankful for her fast turn around time, friendly and professional demeanor, and thirst for knowledge and understanding of both the inner-workings of DPA and veterinary procedures. Amy has become a key Medical Team volunteer and is someone both the Medical Coordinators and the fosters have learned they can depend on to get approval forms regularly completed in a timely manner. With roughly 300 animals in foster care at any given time, this is no easy task, but Amy never fails to get the job done! DPA and our fosters are so lucky to have Amy here to help with getting the animals feeling healthy and adoption ready as quickly as possible.” — Jessica Weinstein, VP – Animal Operations, Dallas Pets Alive!

That’s why Amy Kovas is a DPA Pawsome Person!

What is your current role?

Veterinary Authorization Admin

How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA?

I was looking for a volunteer opportunity that was flexible and meaningful. DPA was a perfect choice and I’m so glad I became involved.

What are you most passionate about at DPA?

I’m passionate about making the communication and medical approval process as simple as possible for the fosters. Fosters do an incredible thing opening up their homes to these animals and I want to help ease the process to ensure the dogs and cats get everything they need medically and the fosters can continue saving lives.

What are some words of wisdom to new DPA Volunteers?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! There are a lot of logistics involved in saving these lives and it helps everyone when questions are asked and clarifications are made.

Give us a fun fact about you!

My cat, Izzy, is named after Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo. Her official name is Thomasita “Izzy” Izzo.

Be like Amy. Apply to be a DPA Volunteer today!

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