JVR Shelter Strategies, LLC is owned and operated by Dr. Jyothi V. Robertson.
Dr. Robertson is a Shelter Medicine Consultant Alumnus with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program (KSMP) at the University of California, Davis and has served as the Lead Veterinarian for Animal Cruelty Investigations and Medical Director at Oakland Animal Services (OAS). She has recently been elected to serve on the Board of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) for a three-year term beginning January of 2013. Dr. Robertson has been appointed to the Executive Board of ASV as Treasurer. She is also Chairman of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Development Committee. She has also been elected to serve as the Alternate position for ASV to the Board of Directors for Shelter Animal Count. Additionally, Dr. Robertson is serving a three-year term on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, starting January of 2013.
Dr. Robertson completed a three year Residency in Shelter Medicine through the Koret Shelter Medicine Program Prior to completing her Residency, Jyothi served as the Medical Director for OAS, an open-admission municipal shelter in the Bay Area. She received her veterinary degree from the University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Robertson received her undergraduate degree and certification in education from Princeton University.
Dr. Robertson has over 20 years of scientific research experience and has investigated topics ranging from Lyme's disease to canine respiratory disease. Her current research interests include feline upper respiratory tract disease and animal hoarding. Dr. Robertson speaks nationally on topics in shelter medicine with an emphasis on infectious diseases and animal cruelty. She works alongside other experts in the field of animal sheltering when providing services through JVR Shelter Strategies.
Dr. Robertson's past speaking engagements include the following:
Curitiba, Brazil, Veterinary Conference on Animal Cruelty and Shelter Medicine 2012
Los Angeles Hoarding Forum 2012
Ayrshire Farm Shelter Luncheon 2012
UC-Davis Shelter Medicine Course, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
CVC Veterinary Conference, Washington DC 2011
CVC Veterinary Conference, San Diego 2011
Silicon Valley Humane Society Veterinary Technician Series 2010
Animal Care Forum, Oregon, 2009
Fieldhaven Conference Series, 2009
The Business of Saving Lives Conference (BOSL) 2009
JVR Shelter Strategies has expertise in the following areas:
Shelter population dynamics and statistics
Infectious disease prevention and control strategies
Housing and shelter design elements
Sanitation and daily care practices
Strategic planning and management of sheltering organizations
Animal cruelty topics and investigations
Dr. Robertson and her dog Rufus hiking at Lake Tahoe