As a state registered veterinary technician, Maja has over 18 years of extensive experience in all fields of western veterinary medicine – oncology, orthopedics, internal medicine, dentistry, emergency/critical care, general practice, and canine rehabilitation.
After attending the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida, she spent 2 years gaining valuable experience in the rehabilitation field, and preparing to open her own rehabilitation practice. “Tsavo’s Canine Rehabilitation Center” finally opened in March 2006, and has successfully treated over 450 patients.
Vice-President & Treasurer, General Manager
I have been the General Manager of Tsavo’s Canine Rehabilitation Center for 3.5yrs. Although originally from New York, I have resided in San Diego for the past 16 years.
I am mainly behind the scenes at Tsavo’s, spending much of my time doing the detailed work necessary to keep Tsavo’s running smoothly.
With 27-plus years as an Executive Chef in the food service industry, I have an exceptional eye to detail and organizational skills, regularly overseeing large catering and fund raising events. As Vice President of Dog Dreams, I assist in following budgeting guidelines, reaching financial goals and ensuring total compliance of rules and regulations.I’ve known Maja Wichtowski, founder of Tsavo’s, for 24yrs, and have seen first-hand her dedication and lifelong commitment to helping dogs in need. I have watched her take on countless patients whom other openly said, “it can’t be done…a complete waste of time”. I’ve heard her take one more client who was in desperate need and fit them in after already working a grueling 14hr day. Because of her enduring love and compassion for these beautiful kids, I have no doubt that it is my destiny, my duty and responsibility, to be part of something magnificent.
Erin Hanley is a local San Diego realtor with a strong reputation for client satisfaction. She is also a huge lover of animals and an animal welfare advocate.
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Mrs. Joanne Deutz was born and raised in Mexico City and is currently a resident of Rancho Santa Fe. Her passion is animals as she’s grown up with cats, dogs, horses, snakes, a wildcat and a rooster.
She has been involved with and a supporter of numerous wildlife and animal organizations including the Mexico City Zoo, a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation, The Humane Society of the United States, San Diego Humane Society, Helen Woodward Animal Center, The Zoological Society of San Diego, California Wolf Center, and Lions Tigers & Bears.
She’s also been active or donated to other charitable organizations such as Junior League of Mexico City, Scripps Foundation, UCSD Health Foundation, Save the Children, Special Olympics, and the San Diego Rescue Mission. She is passionate in her commitment to saving pets and sharing the same unconditional love that she’s experienced with all her animals.