Jyothi V. Robertson

Session: Hoarding and Domestic Squalor

Jyothi V. RobertsonDr. Jyothi V. Robertson is a Shelter Medicine Consultant alumnus with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program (KSMP) at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Robertson was the Lead Veterinarian in charge of animal cruelty investigations and Medical Director for Oakland Animal Services from 2007 to 2013. Her work at Oakland and during her Residency in Shelter Medicine focused on Animal Hoarding and a multidisciplinary approach to handling hoarding cases. Dr. Robertson is a national expert on animal welfare issues, including animal cruelty.

Dr. Robertson holds board positions on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, the Advisory Board for Shelter Animals Count, the national database project, and the Fear-Free Advisory Board. Dr. Robertson is the Delegate representing the California Shelter Veterinary Medical Association in the CVMA and is the alternate Delegate to the Animal Welfare Committee of the AVMA.

Dr. Robertson received her veterinary degree from the University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a residency in Shelter Medicine through the Koret Shelter Medicine Program, and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.

Dr. Robertson has over 20 years of scientific research experience and has investigated topics ranging from Lyme’s disease to canine respiratory disease. Her current research interests include feline upper respiratory tract disease and animal hoarding. Dr. Robertson speaks nationally on topics in shelter medicine with an emphasis on infectious diseases and animal cruelty. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, one dog, two cats, four fish, and five mice.