The Author

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Dr. Sharon Ostermann was a full-time animal shelter veterinarian at the San Jose Animal Care Center (SJACC) from 2014 – 2022.

SJACC, is a municipal (city-run) animal shelter in the San Francisco Bay Area with an annual intake of 15-20,000 animals. At 50,000 square feet it is the largest free-standing animal shelter on the west coast. The shelter is part of a unique coalition of six animal shelters known as the WeCARE Coalition, a group that is devoted to improving the quality of life of all animals in Santa Clara County and has been saving all healthy, adoptable animals since 2011. Read more about the coalition here.

Dr. Ostermann is also the author of the well-known veterinary blog “Life In Vet School & Tips On Getting In” which has served as a resource for students interested in a career in veterinary medicine since 2009.

Dr. Ostermann now provides relief and contract veterinary services for animal shelters and private veterinary practices. She continues to be use her training in veterinary forensics to assist with animal abuse investigations.

*** Disclaimer: the opinions and ideas expressed in this blog are those of the author alone and are not indicative of the opinions of the AVMA, CVMA, WeCARE Coalition, The City of San Jose or any other organization.

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