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Meet the Experts

There are many amazing experts who lend their knowledge and experience on a range of topics.

SVP of Operations Joanne Yohannan

Joanne Yohannan has been involved in animal welfare for over 30 years and heads rescue and adoption efforts at North Shore Animal League America. Since we are the world’s largest no-kill pet rescue and adoption organization, Joanne and her rescue and adoption teams are continuously developing and implementing innovative rescue and adoption programs that help the Animal League save more lives. Read more…

Read Joanne Yohannan's Adoption QA

Read Joanne Yohannan's Rescue QA


Meet Cesar Millan: the Dog Whisperer

World renowned Dog Coach and host of the National Geographic Channel series, The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan provides tips that help you be the best pet parent. Read more…

Read Cesar Milan's Training QA



Cat Behavioral Specialist Dorit Shevach

Dorit has been with the Animal League nearly ten years and has a wealth of hands-on feline experience. Throughout the years, Dorit has honed her skills in various areas of cat handling and behavior. She is responsible for writing and implementing individual feline behavior protocols for the cats in the care of the Animal League. Read more…

Read Dorit Shevachs's Training QA


VP of Medical Services & Chief of Staff Mark Verdino

Dr. Verdino joined our medical team as Senior Staff Veterinarian and his passion, and commitment to improving animal health and welfare has been evident from the start. In 2011, Dr. Verdino assumed the role of Chief of Veterinary Staff. In this role he has focused on expanding the capabilities and scope of medical care at the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center.
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Read Dr. Verdino's Pet Health QA


Pet Legal Advisor Elinor Molbegott

Elinor D. Molbegott is an attorney who maintains a law practice devoted to animal law. Elinor writes a regular Pet Law column for the Animal League that helps our supporters learn more about pet law. Read more…

Read Elinor D. Molbegott's Pet Legal QA