Aimee St. Arnaud, Director of National Veterinary Outreach

As the Director of National Veterinary Outreach for Best Friends Animal Society, Aimee St. Arnaud focuses on how to increase access to spay/neuter and veterinary care in underserved communities to help reach the goal of achieving no-kill nationwide by 2025.

Aimee previously served as Director of Programs at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance, where she handled curriculum design and program oversight that trained 1,000 veterinary medical professionals a year and provided grant funds for organizations starting spay/neuter clinics.

Grant-making is a passion of Aimee’s and she worked as a Program Manager at PetSmart Charities, giving out $15 million a year to organizations that help dogs and cats. She also was a co-founder of Ohio Pet Fund, which provides grant funds through specialty license-plate funding.

Aimee has experienced the opening of a spay/neuter clinic from both sides, having founded Humane Ohio, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic performing 19,000 surgeries annually. Seeing the need for increasing access to veterinary care, Aimee is a business partner in two full-service veterinary clinics in Ohio and North Carolina that focus on removing barriers to care.

In her spare time, she enjoys helping to rescue wildlife and being in nature any time she can, via biking, hiking or kayaking.