Community Voices: Jordan Powell

Jordan Powell  holding a black French bulldog puppy in his shirt
Meet Jordan Powell! Jordan has been in animal welfare for 10+ years. He has worked in shelter medicine, wildlife, exotics, general practice, ER/ICU prior to now being a Neurology Veterinary Technician in Philadelphia.
By Best Friends staff

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

Providing medical attention to animals in need to get them back to their families. I love working alongside many skilled specialists, doctors, technicians, CSR, and supporting staff. My job allows me to be the voice for animals and aid in providing care to the highest degree.

In your opinion, how does community wisdom play a role in your advocacy and work in animal welfare?

Community wisdom has perfected my craft with client education and understanding, which is super important with continuity of care for patients when they are home recovering. Veterinary medicine can be expensive and shouldn’t be a luxury, which is why I always educate owners not only about prevention but also advocate for pet insurance.

What would you like to see for the future of animal welfare and human well-being?

DIVERSITY! Representation is key. Animal welfare is such a white-driven field all across the board, especially in higher management. In fact, in 2017, 5% of the US veterinary staff were people of color.

Let's make every shelter and every community no-kill by 2025

Our goal at Best Friends is to support all animal shelters in the U.S. in reaching no-kill by 2025. No-kill means saving every dog and cat in a shelter who can be saved, accounting for community safety and good quality of life for pets. 

Shelter staff can’t do it alone. Saving animals in shelters is everyone’s responsibility, and it takes support and participation from the community. No-kill is possible when we work together thoughtfully, honestly, and collaboratively.

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