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Posted on: June 5, 2018

City Welcomes TaBorah Goffney Onboard As Its First Animal Services Manager


TaBorah GoffneyEffective today (Tuesday, June 5), Missouri City welcomed TaBorah Goffney aboard as its first Animal Services Manager with oversight of day-to-day operations and performance objectives, including to:

  • Supervise, and assist, in the Animal Services Division;
  • Protect the health, safety and welfare of pets in the shelter’s care;
  • Enforce rules, policies and procedures, according to best industry practices;
  • Manage the adoption of pets; and
  • Direct the work of municipal volunteers

Goffney, who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Tuskegee University, brings more than 11 years’ expertise, knowledge and skill to the position. Prior to joining the “Show Me City”, Goffney served at the Central Houston Animal Hospital as the Veterinary Technician Manager for more than eight years, with primary responsibility for scheduling, training, maintaining the equipment and surgical suite, assisting veterinarians with animal management, maintaining medical records and the drug log, tracking product orders and inventory, overseeing client service and care, publishing a hospital newsletter and updating the entity’s website and Facebook page.

Her qualifications also consist of experience as a Veterinary Technician with the City of Houston’s Bureau of Animal Regulation & Control (6 months) and as a Director of Pet Nursing at the Banfield Pet Hospital in Houston (3 years).

“We conducted a statewide candidate search for this new role, and TaBorah’s interest, ability and enthusiasm stood out the most amongst 33 applicants,” said Director of Public Works Shashi Kumar, whose department encompasses Animal Services. “TaBorah will be an integral part of our high-performance organization and can lead the division to the next level.”

Kumar further explained that the Animal Services Manager post was developed through the direction of City Manager Anthony J. Snipes with approval from City Council as part of measures for service improvements in the division.

“The extensive screening process involved two panel interviews, professional reference checks, a diagnostic skills exam and a review from the Animal Advisory Board,” Kumar said. “TaBorah’s performance was excellent across the board, and we are confident that she is the best fit for the organization.”

Goffney will office at the City’s Animal Shelter located at 1923 Scanlin Rd. and said she “enjoys public service and is looking forward to being part of the team.” Goffney added that “providing exceptional customer service to the citizens and pet population of Missouri City will continue to be their top priority.”

To learn more about the shelter and pet adoption opportunities, please visit the City website, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).

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