Anna Neubauer, CAWA, Vice President of Operations

At 14 years old, Anna Neubauer started working at a veterinary clinic and volunteering for a local animal welfare organization in northern California. Those early experiences—along with a passion for promoting the human-animal bond—formed the foundation for her career, including her current work as vice president of operations for the Dumb Friends League Leslie A. Malone Center in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock.

In this capacity, Anna oversees seven departments—Buddy Center, Customer Care, which includes adoptions at the shelters and at our offsite adoption partner locations (Petco and PetSmart), Pet Admission, Animal Care, Transfer, Behavior and Facilities.

Anna earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Colorado State University and her Master of Public Administration degree in nonprofit management from University of Colorado at Denver, is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, and a Certified Nonprofit Professional. Prior to joining the Dumb Friends League in 2010, Anna was clinic director at the Fort Collins Spay/Neuter Clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., as well as co-founder of Fort Collins Cat Rescue. Her previous positions at the League included veterinary services manager for three-and-a-half years, 18 months as director of veterinary services, and 3-and-a-half years as director of operations for our Leslie A. Malone Center.

Anna and her husband have two children, one dog (Murdoc) and four cats (Sweet Pea, Mama Kitty, Romeo, and Atticus).