Cleveland Animal Protective League



  • High volume spay/neuter (will be time for hands-on surgeries)
  • Infectious disease control in flow of animals in shelter
  • Lots of hands-on examination & diagnostics

Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • Melissa Kauffman, DVM; 5 yrs private practice experience & 1 yr shelter experience; 1-2 yr owner/manager experience
  • 3 other spay/neuter surgeons

Educational Resources

  • journals
  • books
  • VIN
  • Shelter Medical portal at UC Davis
  • daily rounds of all shelter animals


  • participate in spay/neuter
  • participate in blood draws, cystocentesis, fecals, exams & many diagnostics

Student Supervision

8-10 hrs/day, 5 days/week


It is a "possibility" depending on timing.

Practice Information

The Cleveland Animal Protective League
1729 Willey Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Ph: 216-771-4616
Fx: 216-771-2810

Email: mkauffman [at] clevelandapl [dot] org

Updated: 2/11/09
Signature On File: Melisa D. Kauffman, DVM