Dr. Jyothi V. Robertson was born in Switzerland and raised in the Midwest. After graduating from Princeton University in 1997, she began working at the Center for Comparative Medicine, UC-Davis on post-graduate doctoral research in molecular biology/physiology. Dr. Robertson completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Residency in Shelter Medicine at UC-Davis. She sits on four national boar ds and serves on the Executive Board of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. She is also a delegate to the Animal Welfare Committee for the AVMA and the CVMA delegate for the state-wide Shelter VMA. She is currently the owner and principal consultant at JVR Shelter Strategies, where she consults with animal welfare organizations internationally. Jyothi continues to work with the KSMP team on specific projects. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, daughter, son, cats, fish, and dog. She can be contacted at www.shelterstrategies.com.