July 2018 DPA Leadership Spotlight

Meet Meredith Jones, Dallas Pets Alive!’s Medical Assistant Director! She makes sure all of the pets in our program are getting the medical care they need in order to get healthy, stay healthy and ultimately find their forever homes. It takes a special person with the right blend of compassion, patience and organization to hold down this role, and Meredith is that and so much more. (She’s also a rockstar foster mama!) We’re incredibly thankful for her dedication to our mission.

Read more about her below:

1.) What does your role within DPA involve? What do you oversee within the organization?

As the Medical Assistant Director, I work closely with the Medical Director to ensure DPA’s foster pets are getting the medical care they need in order to be happy, healthy and adoptable. Some of the specific things I do are train new medical team volunteers, review/file vet records, discuss/approve treatment directly with vet partners, and advise fosters on medical related situations and questions.

2.) What is your professional background?

For nearly 4 years, I’ve worked in non-profit fundraising. Just this month I started a new role as the Development Director at The Magdalen House, a no-cost recovery community for alcoholic women. 

3.) How long have you been involved with the organization?

I started as a foster in March 2015 and joined the medical team a couple months later. 

4.) What drives you to dedicate your time to DPA?

I wholeheartedly believe in the mission and I am inspired by the lifesaving efforts of this team – It’s an incredible experience to be a part of, addicting even. I feel that by dedicating my time and opening up my home, I am able to positively impact the lives of homeless pets in Dallas. It can be hard work and we sometimes have tough situations, but something another DPA team member said is always on my mind, “one by one until there are none”.

5.) On average, how many hours per week do you volunteer?

15-20 hours per week

6.) Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I have two dogs named “Roxy”. My husband and I both had a dog named Roxy before we met and we didn’t want to change their names. Seven years in and The Roxys don’t seem to mind one bit!

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