The FACE of Shelter Medicine


Patricia Diskant

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s progressive animal care and expansion of shelter services in recent years has been led by the compassion, skillset, and leadership of veterinarian Patricia Diskant, DVM. A graduate of University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Diskant holds advanced certifications in Shelter Medicine and Fear-Free Sheltering, and is also a FEMA-Certified Disaster Responder, giving her the perfect background to serve as the Director of Veterinary Services of Martin County’s only open-admission, no-kill animal welfare organization.

Dr. Diskant’s educational and professional experiences have resulted in further growth for HSTC and more positive outcomes for the nearly 6,000 animals the shelter serves, annually. Her understanding of community cat management at UF supported the shelter’s leadership efforts to establish Martin County’s first and only Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) program, which now serves nearly 600 cats, annually. Moreover, Dr. Diskant’s passion for animal wellness, knowledge of alternatives to euthanasia, and lifesaving surgical skills support HSTC’s continued no-kill efforts. As an entirely independent, local nonprofit, HSTC does not receive any annual funding from national animal welfare organizations nor from state or federal government agencies. Learn more about HSTC online.

4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. Palm City, Florida 34990

HSTC1.ORG • 772.223.8822

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