As Medical Director for Animal Balance, Amanda’s job is to find ways to deliver patient care that meets or exceeds medical standards for spay/neuter in a way that fits within the cultural and geographic challenges that are different in every location Animal Balance visits.
In 2009, after several years of working in mobile and MASH clinics throughout Northern Minnesota, Amanda opened the first brick and mortar spay/neuter clinic in the state of Minnesota. In 2014, Amanda volunteered on an Animal Balance campaign in the Dominican Republic. Through a few twists of fate that began on that campaign she ended up in Austin, Texas, where she remains based today.
Amanda has trained with Humane Alliance, Emancipet and took her entire staff through Sophia Yin’s Low-Stress Handling course. She is passionate about delivering veterinary care, particularly spay/neuter, to under-served communities. She greatly enjoys teaching surgery to students and veterinarians not familiar with high-volume spay/neuter techniques.
Amanda is fortunate to have a husband and young girls that support her adventures. As a family, they can usually be found in or near the water, be it the beach, pool, favorite waterpark or stand-up paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake.