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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Lily Yap, MBA

In her role as Division Manager at Grand Prairie Animal Services, Lily Yap brings deep knowledge of business management and an MBA from McCombs School of Business. “By combining passion...
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Meet a CAWA: Nell Thompson

It’s always important to celebrate your firsts—and this month, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the first Certified Animal Welfare Administrator from Australia. Meet Nell Thompson, Coordinator at Getting to Zero. The...
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Quiz: Am I Eligible for the CAWA Exam?

Did you know that we’ve expanded the requirements to make the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator program more inclusive? Take this quiz to find out if you qualify to sit for the CAWA exam—and earn...
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Comps & Benefits Survey Reveals State of the Animal Welfare Workforce

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is excited to release the results of the 2021 Biennial Compensation & Benefits Survey, since 2003 the only one of its kind designed with...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Gloria Dorsey, DVM, MPH

When first starting out and working as a secretary for an engineering office, Dr. Gloria Dorsey would visit the Atlanta Humane Society on weekends. After watching a veterinarian engaged in...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Shannon Martin-Roebuck

Big congratulations and a warm welcome to Shannon Martin-Roebuck as The Association’s new Director for Strategic Initiatives. Martin-Roebuck has been a part of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee from the...
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Meet a CAWA: Linda Anderson

Last year, on this very blog, Dr. Steven Hansen, Arizona Humane Society (AHS)’s President & CEO, challenged the field to the Great CAWA Throwdown, with his goal for AHS to achieve...
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Most Popular Webinar Recordings of 2021

December 29, 2021, The Association
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Here are the 10 juiciest, most actionable and thought-provoking webinars you kept coming back to. Catch up on those you missed and let us know if they bring you any aha! moments....
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Best of the Blog 2021

December 24, 2021, The Association
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Here are some of your most-read posts from 2021. Whether you’re a regular visitor or reading for the first time, feel free to leave us a comment on any of...
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The Future of Animal Welfare: Day 3 Highlights

December 15, 2021, The Association
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Day 3, and going strong. We’re loving the feedback we’re getting about the conference format of half-days and just one track–no place to be but together. We’ll be digging into...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Phil Arkow

You’re about to meet the real deal. A pioneer in naming and building awareness of the link between animal abuse and human violence, Phil Arkow shares his rich experience in...
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The Future of Animal Welfare: Day 2 Highlights

December 9, 2021, The Association
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What happens when you get 545 animal welfare professionals together? Lots of learning, hard questions, and the opportunity to be serenaded by The Association’s Pres & CEO, Jim Tedford…. We’ll...
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