Our Instructors

Our instructors are national No Kill leaders and programmatic experts. They developed or improved the proven solutions Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center use to create the safest city for pets in the nation.

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Ellen Jefferson, DVM

President and CEO
Clare Callison

Clare Callison

Maddie's® Director of National Pet Supply and Demand
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Dr. Nipuni Ratnayaka

Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy Veterinarian
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Gina Knepp

National Shelter Engagement Director, Michelson Found Animals