Aimee St. Arnaud
Aimee St.Arnaud is driven by finding solutions to social issues, implementing them herself to understand the operational aspects and then mentoring others to spread further. Aimee believes passionately that sharing best practices and a strong mentorship program are crucial to success. She helped develop Humane Alliance’s six training programs that mentored over 170+ clinics to open and trained over 1,000 veterinary professionals annually in efficient spay/neuter techniques to help more dogs and cats.
She founded Humane Ohio, a non-profit spay/neuter clinic that performs over 18,000 surgeries annually and runs a pet food bank serving hundreds of clients. This allowed her to be a better mentor having gone through the challenges of opening a clinic herself.
Her newest venture focuses on increasing access to vet care to undeserved communities. She is a business partner in two full-service veterinary clinics (Community Pet Care Clinic in Ohio and Open Door Veterinary Care in North Carolina). She has created a mentorship training for clinics that want to replicate their business model, including giving back through their revenue, providing incremental care and creating strong community partnerships with human social service and animal non-profits to remove barriers to care.
Aimee hopes to bring lessons learned from the dog and cat world to start a humane wildlife conflict mentorship model to urban areas.
Having spent the last 20 years working for national organizations including Best Friends Animal Society, ASPCA, PetSmart Charities and HSUS, Aimee has gained a broad perspective but loves focusing on creating and building new prevention based models.