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Paula Medrano

Division Manager of Shelter Operations and Medical Services for BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions

Paula Medrano is the division manager of Shelter Operations and Medical Services for BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in Houston, TX.


Paula completed a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Houston – Downtown in 2008. She did research concentrating on the migration behavior of reptiles and amphibians in Houston bayous for four years during her studies.


After graduating, she decided to pursue her love for the veterinary field and worked at a veterinary clinic which later led her to BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in 2009. Paula considered leaving the open-admission shelter, but with a live release rate in the single digits, the need of the animals swayed her to stay and make a difference. After beginning her shelter journey as an animal care technician, she quickly moved up in ranks and is now a division manager and ultimately an advocate for those animals that don’t have a voice.




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Sun. February 3rd

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Map Icon Salon 3

The First 72 Hours: A Model Intake and Animal Flow Process for Disease Prevention

Finally, an intake and animal flow process designed to help you prevent outbreaks and ensure live outcomes!


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