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Dr. Janis Shinkawa named a “Local Hero”

July 1, 2016

WEB-350-vcr-01Dr. Janis Shinkawa was recently named one of five Local Heroes for 2016 by the Ventura County Reporter. She was honored as an Animal Advocate Local Hero.

Article excerpts . . .

Under Shinkawa’s leadership, Ohana has donated services to the Canine Adoption and Rescue League, Surfcat Cafe and Adoptions, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, Homestretch, Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC), All for Love and Ventura County Animal Services.

She also spearheaded the creation of the Ohana Pet Teaching Hospital, a nonprofit effort that involves veterinarians who are passionate about passing on their skills.

“We have been conducting a program where an intern from the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group will perform spays and neuters for the Canine Adoption and Rescue League every Monday under our supervision,” Shinkawa explained.

She also consulted for Charter College in Oxnard to help it start a Veterinary Assistant program.

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