Mr. Roberts served as Veterinary Technician at Healdsburg Animal Shelter (HAS) from February 8, 2011 – October 15, 2012. At HAS, he created the medical clinic and protocol from scratch. There was no operational clinic at HAS, nor was there any medical protocol in place. Mr. Roberts established the “Visiting Vet” program with Dr. Ben Baldwin, which saved time and stress of HAS animals being transported to local vets for care. In his first year, Mr. Roberts reduced medical expenses by 75% (from the previous year), reduced the average medical cost per animal from $45 to $10, reduced kitten disease from 80% to 5% (by keeping kittens in foster care instead of at the shelter), established and drafted euthanasia HAS protocol and procedures (which was adopted implemented by two local veterinary practices as well), drafted Rescue Partner Information, Agreement and Transfer documents, co-managed HAS for seven months while the shelter searched for new manager, and DID NOT euthanize any (adoptable) FIV+ or feral cats.
Prior to HAS, Mr. Roberts spent seven months at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter where he assisted with examinations, prepped animals for surgery, administered vaccinations, etc. Mr. Roberts also spent five months assisting on the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter Mobile Clinic “Fix It” Van where he prepped animals for spays/neuters.
From 2005 – 2010, Mr. Roberts served as an Adoption Councilor for Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County. In addition to adoptions, he worked to socialize cats and kittens in an effort to make sure they found (the right) homes.
From 1996 – 2007, Mr. Roberts was CEO of a publishing company that he founded.
From 1985 – 1992, Mr. Roberts worked in television and motion pictures in Los Angeles, CA. He only talks about this experience in therapy.