Meet Our Team

Dr. Sara Patiño-Davis

Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Sara Patiño-Davis attained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She practiced as a Registered Dietitian for several years prior to pursuing a career that aligned with her love for animals. She solidified her decision to switch careers while volunteering and working for a local shelter. Her passion for shelter medicine, access to care work, and high volume/high quality spay/neuter strengthened throughout her time in veterinary school and aligns with AWA’s mission. Dr. Patiño-Davis is Colombian with her native language being Spanish. She spends her time away from AWA hiking with her dogs, rock climbing with her husband, doing yoga, and reading outside on her porch with her cats.

Meet the rest of AWA’s team

Laura Houston

Laura Houston

Executive Director
Maria Giorla

Maria Giorla

Director of Finance & Administration
Nanci Urban

Nanci Urban

Senior Shelter Services Manager
Dr. Emily Seidl

Dr. Emily Seidl

Senior Veterinarian
Dr. Leroy Scott

Dr. Leroy Scott

Staff Veterinarian
Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, ABCDT

Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, ABCDT

Manager of Behavior Support and Training
Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson

Adoption & Customer Service Supervisor
Ashley Prem

Ashley Prem

Shelter Technician Supervisor
Robert Snyder

Robert Snyder

Animal Care Supervisor
Ryan Castoral

Ryan Castoral

Foster & Transport Coordinator
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