With the addition of two major clients this year, Placer SPCA and Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulations, it became apparent very quickly that Kitten Central had grown to a point that we needed a new position to oversee the day to day medical and administrative duties of caring for hundreds of critical neonate kittens. We are excited to announce that on August 1, that position was filled by a long time volunteer, Emma Hewitt.
Emma says she always knew she wanted to do something with animals. So Emma took ROP Animal Science in her senior year at Del Oro High School. Her first internship was at the Placer SPCA, which is where she realized that she had a real passion for shelter medicine. The veterinary technology program at Yuba College was connected to her ROP program, so she chose this as her next step. She spent two years in the program and her love of shelter medicine grew. On August 12, 2017, Emma passed the California Veterinary Board Registered Veterinary Technician's exam and she is now fully certified!
Emma is a true success story here at Kitten Central. Emma began her journey with Kitten Central when she rescued Luna, an abandoned bottle baby kitten. Luna was Emma’s first foster kitten and she ultimately wound up adopting her. Next Emma took on a volunteer position doing cat care and learned the protocols for cleaning and services. She eventually joined the volunteer medical team and began drawing blood for the FeLV testing.
As Head of the Medical Team and Administrative Assistant to the CEO, Penny Dougherty, Emma now oversees all the day to day medical treatment plans for all the in-house critical care kittens, coordinates and schedules all routine exams and spay/neuter appointments, works with the foster moms and medical team on any medical issues or concerns and ensures the accuracy of all medical documentation. Emma said she didn’t realize that she had so much skill in kitten medicine until she started working at Kitten Central. We feel very fortunate to have watched her grow over the past year and offer her an opportunity to continue to grow with Kitten Central.