As Chief Medical Officer for the San Diego Humane Society, Dr. Zarah Hedge oversees a large medical team who provide lifesaving specialized surgeries, progressive treatments and long-term care and rehabilitation for animal patients in the care of San Diego Humane Society.
Dr. Zarah is one of a small number of veterinarians in the world who hold the distinction of being Board Certified in Shelter Medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She is also Board Certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine and has a Master’s degree in Public Health. She brings more than a decade of experience and is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA.
Previously, Dr. Zarah worked as hospital director at WesternU Spay/Neuter Center in Van Nuys and as an Assistant Professor for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. She also continues to serve as a reserve field veterinarian for Rural Area Veterinary Services, a program of The Fund for Animals. Four weeks per year, she travels to provide direct veterinary care to Native American reservations, including spay/neuter surgeries and preventive services.