CARROLLTON, Texas (August 1, 2017) – Operation Kindness is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Tiffany Tobaben as the organization’s new medical director.
"On behalf of the Operation Kindness board and staff, we welcome Dr. Tobaben to our team as our medical director,” said Jim Hanophy, CEO of Operation Kindness. “Through her vast experience serving nonprofits, Dr. Tobaben has a proven track record of success providing superb care to four-legged friends. Her knowledge of animal health and wellness will help us to continue to provide the best care possible to dogs and cats until they are adopted into loving homes.”
In her role as medical director, Tobaben will perform and oversee all veterinary services, including surgery, for shelter and adopted animals. She will be responsible for maximizing the use of resources to ensure animal resident health while utilizing cost effective strategies.
Raised in Plano, Texas, and a graduate of Texas A&M University for her undergraduate and veterinary degrees, Tobaben has practiced in Dallas since her graduation in 2001. Fondly referred to as “Dr. T,” she has a strong reputation in animal advocacy circles in North Texas for her work supporting nonprofit organizations that help decrease the animal overpopulation problem in Dallas. Prior to joining Operation Kindness, she worked for Spay Neuter Network and Dallas Animal Services. She has a special interest in surgery, pain management, dentistry and progressive medicine. Tobaben has many pets of her own including a domestic shorthair cat named Abby, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Jessie, and a mixed breed three-legged dog named Trinity. All of her pets are rescue animals and are a special part of her life.
“I have worked alongside the team at Operation Kindness for more than 10 years and am honored to be able to join them as the medical director. I am passionate about helping all of our dogs and cats live happy and healthy lives and to aid in finding their forever, loving homes.”
Last year alone, Operation Kindness was able to save the lives and find forever homes for 4,566 animals. The on-site medical hospital provided care to 4,887 animals; performed 2,875 spay/neuter surgeries, 20,656 exams and 250 medical surgeries; gave more than $100,000 worth of medicine; and provided more than 292,000 meals.
Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Its mission is to care for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment until each is adopted into responsible homes and to advocate humane values and behavior. In 2016, Operation Kindness celebrated their 40th anniversary and their achievement of saving more than 90,000 animals since their inception. Annually the shelter assists more than 5,000 dogs and cats, caring for an average of 300 animals daily with another 100-150 animals in foster homes.
Join Operation Kindness in their mission to care for homeless animals by becoming a member of the Happy Tails Society. This group of dedicated friends provides a monthly gift to help pay for the medical care, medicine, food, shelter, nurturing and behavior training the pets need to have a second chance at life. Learn more about Operation Kindness at http://www.OperationKindness.org or on Facebook.
Animal Services is dedicated to becoming a premier provider of animal care and control services in the Carrollton community. Our professional staff responds to more than 6,000 service calls and shelters nearly 2,000 animals each year. We are dedicated to managing our domestic and wild animal population in a manner that provides a safe and healthy environment for both animals and people