Dr. Maria Despoti at PAWS Chicago

Dr. Despoti in Chicago

AZI sponsored our resident veterinarian, Dr. Maria Despoti for a two-week learning visit at the extraordinary PAWS Chicago. Since its founding in 1997 by Paula Fasseas, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped more than 50 percent. During her visit, Dr. Maria got to experience the practical philosophy and mission to build a no-kill Chicago for homeless pets. Her studies focused on the needs of the patients--to relieve disease, suffering, or disability while minimizing pain or fear--all with the most up-to-date medicine and medical technology.