Brandon Pavlacka | In Service to the VBSPCA since February 2022

As a lifelong animal lover, it didn’t take much to get Brandon Pavlacka to join the VBSPCA Board of Directors once an opportunity presented itself earlier this year. “When I found an opportunity to potentially have an impact on the lives of animals, I knew I had to serve,” he says.

Pavlacka is happy to pull from his varied career experiences to provide insight to the VBSPCA’s operations. Currently he is a realtor and team leader at The Royal Team. He also served in the U.S. Navy as a submariner, which first introduced him to Hampton Roads. In addition to volunteering his time to the VBSPCA, Pavlacka enjoys cooking and traveling.

“The mission to connect homeless animals with the right home is very important to me,” says Pavlacka. “Many times families simply select an animal based off its looks, age, or breed but do not take the time to learn if that animal would be a good fit. The VBSPCA provides individuals with the information they need to care for the animal they are adopting.”

Pavlacka encourages others in the community to find a way to join the mission of the VBSPCA. “There are so many ways someone can make an impact,” he explains. “Take the time to volunteer at the shelter, foster an animal, or become a member, which has so many perks outside of the satisfaction that you are making a difference to an animal’s life!”

Community involvement from people like Pavlacka is critical to ending animal suffering. We are thankful for everything he does to help homeless animals!

If you are interested in serving on the Virginia Beach SPCA Board of Directors, please email Emily.Peck@vbspca.com for more information.