Dr. Jennifer Conrad, DVM Jennifer Conrad, DVM

Founder & Director, The Paw Project

Jennifer Conrad, DVM, has been a fierce advocate for animals for over two decades. Under her leadership, The Paw Project is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending declawing.

In 2003, Jennifer’s advocacy was instrumental in West Hollywood, California, becoming the first city in the US to ban declawing. Since then, The Paw Project has been behind all anti-declawing legislation passed in North America, including seven more cities in California, Denver, Colorado, seven Canadian provinces, and, as of June 2019, New York state.

A former head veterinarian at a wildlife sanctuary, Jennifer is just as dedicated to big cats as domestic. The Paw Project facilitates reparative surgery for any and all cats who suffered from declawing, including lions, tigers, and cougars.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA), the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), and the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV).


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