Congratulations to Dr. Meghan Romney on receiving the 2022 Chair’s Excellence Award for her commitment, compassion, and dedication to the animals.
The Multnomah County Employee Recognition Awards are celebrated during Public Service Recognition Week, the first full week of May. The Chair’s Excellence Award is presented to only one employee each year by the County Chair.
You can watch Dr. Romney receive the Chair’s Excellence Award on the Multnomah County Board Clerk Youtube Channel
About Dr. Meghan Romney
Dr. Romney has been with Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) for 18 years. She was nominated for an employee recognition award because of her “calm and steady hand, her commitment to the best health outcomes for the animals that come to our shelter, her compassion for the animals and their humans, and the hard work that veterinarians provide.”
Young Meghan wanted to be a vet from the time she was nine-years-old, participating in 4H dog training, grooming, and care in her hometown of Gig Harbor, WA. Later, as a Washington State alumni, Dr. Romney realized her dream, starting to practice veterinary medicine in Vancouver, WA, and in NE Portland, where she was mentored by the compassionate and supportive Dr. Deborah Rotman.
Dr. Romney’s first work for MCAS was in the“Spay Station” mobile veterinary unit- later converted for use as a kitten triage trailer at the Troutdale Shelter, and she has practiced shelter veterinary medicine on the Animal Health team at MCAS ever since.
“It's really gratifying to see animals in horrible condition transform into lively, robust, healthy pets. I appreciate being able to play a part in that process.”
Dr. Romney finds her purpose in helping animals that don’t have their own people to advocate for them, and may not receive help without the shelter. She also enjoys working with “excellent staff and fabulous volunteers, who are incredibly uplifting and inspiring.”
Thank you, Dr. Meghan Romney, for your excellent service to the pets and people of Multnomah County.