Amira Watters joined the Spay Today team as Executive Director Interim on February 1, 2021. She spent the last six years working in Economic Development, as the Executive Director of the Jefferson County Business Resource Center. Prior to that she held multiple positions with the West Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Amira brings a unique skill set with her and her areas of expertise include: Leadership, Business Organization, Strategic Growth & Public Affairs. She enjoys collaboration, inclusivity and strategic partnerships, with an understanding of the importance of community engagement. Amira has served on multiple non-profit boards in Jefferson County and is a current board member of Foothills Credit Union. She also is the owner/operator of a 25-year-old natural healing practice in Lakewood.
Amira is excited about employing her talents to help Spay Today reach new levels of service and success. By increasing awareness of our mission, we can further reduce overpopulation, animal abuse and homeless of pets through effective and affordable spay and neuter services. Amira is passionate about animals, people and business and her personal and professional tagline is “Always Happy to Help!”
Amira loves animals and has enjoyed owning a variety of pets throughout her life including cats, dogs, turtles, frogs, rodents and fish. She currently owns a young and very energetic Husky/Bulldog mix named Bohdi James.
“The greatest of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Karrh holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music and Theater from the University of Alabama, a Master of Fine Arts in Music and Theater from the University of Georgia and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Karrh has worked in animal shelters, spay/neuter clinics, private practice, in-home euthanasia and hospice care for over ten years in Colorado. She joined SpayToday in February 2019 as the Medical Director, succeeding Dr. Angelina Piccoli, SpayToday’s founder.
In addition to her role at SpayToday, Dr. Karrh serves as the Executive Director of Peace, Love and Paws, which hosts a monthly clinic for pets of indigent and homeless individuals in Denver. In 2019 Dr. Karrh was appointed to the People for Animal Welfare (PAW_ committee by Colorado’s First Gentleman Marlon Reis. She was also appointed by Governor Jared Polis to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine to serve a 4 year team as a board member.
Traci joined our Board of Directors in 2014 and became our Board President in November 2015. She comes to us with a background in non-profit program management, though animals have always been her true passion. After volunteering with a local rescue, she saw the importance for public education and access to high quality and low-cost spay neuter services. Traci originally came to SpayToday to volunteer as a Surgical Recovery Assistant and continues to volunteer twice a week in the clinic. One of her cats, Nash, loves to come to the office to supervise daily operations and board meetings.