The mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society is made possible by the day-to-day efforts of our dedicated hard-working staff. Their diligence to quality care, and their devotion to the animals that come through our doors ensures a bright and healthy future for four-legged and two-legged companions alike.

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Alex Aguirre
Dog Volunteer Coordinator
Angelo Torres
Kennel Attendant
Baylee Goodwin
Cat Volunteer Coordinator
Dr. Schank
Dr. Shana Schank, DVM
Medical Director/Veterinarian
Emily Emily and chili
Emily Dunson
Kennel Manager
with Ali Dogs
Julie Cousino
Shelter Manager
Leslie Cortes
Front End Supervisor
Sara Jo Martin
Veterinarian Technician
Shayna Sharkie
Shayna Bartlett
Veterinary Assistant