Leadership and Staff

Susan Getty, MS


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Susan Getty has been working in the field of animal welfare for close to ten years. She has a breadth of experience including serving as a veterinarian’s assistant, managing support services for low-income, disabled persons and their companion animals, coordinating outreach regarding co-existence with wildlife, and animal shelter program assessment and design. 

In 2013, Susan earned an MS in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, for which she conducted research on the whale shark tourism industry in Holbox, Mexico. She has since worked as a consultant in responsible tourism for an animal welfare non-profit and presently serves as an animal welfare advisor for Ethical Traveler.

Susan lives in Portland, OR.