NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the appointment of Dr. Jed Rogers to the position of senior vice president of Animal Health Services. In this position, Dr. Rogers will oversee the Animal Health Services teams which include the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center, Spay/Neuter Operations, Centralized Services/Medical Records, and ASPCA Animal Hospital.
"The ASPCA is fortunate to have Dr. Rogers join our Animal Health Services team, and we are eager to tap into his nearly 20 years of experience in shelter and clinical medicine and management," said Dr. Steven Hansen, chief operating officer of the ASPCA. "Dr. Rogers has demonstrated his impressive leadership abilities and knowledge in hands-on experience with animal health, and we are confident that he will play a substantial role in helping the ASPCA grow and save more animals nationwide."
Before joining the ASPCA, Dr. Rogers founded the Firehouse Animal Health Center, a startup small animal general practice hospital in Austin, Texas, where his roles included coordinating financing, facility design and construction, as well as operational set-up. Dr. Rogers originally founded the Firehouse brand of animal hospitals in Denver, Colo., where his goal was to provide high quality medical care and excellent client service. As chief medical officer at Firehouse, he successfully oversaw the hospital for six years before selling the hospital group to VCA Antech, the largest owner of veterinary hospitals in the U.S.
Dr. Rogers also served as an animal shelter consultant for the Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colo., and the Hawaiian Humane Society in Honolulu, where his work included operational assessment, creation of a strategic plan for and implementation of an adoption program, and mobile outreach assessment. Previously, he served as a medical director of animal hospitals in Colorado and Hawaii.
Dr. Rogers has a doctorate of veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University and a bachelor's degree in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University. He also studied genetics at the University of California. Among his professional associations, Dr. Rogers is a long-time member and past president of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.