Ever since I was 4 years old, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I was obsessed with cats mostly, but dogs have always been a big part of my life too. To gain experience I volunteered at cat shelters, at cat shows, and at an animal hospital.
For over 10 years, I was a veterinary assistant and receptionist at two animal hospitals. I worked closely with many different species and breeds of pets. When I was old enough to drive, the mobility allowed me to pet sit and dog walk for friends and family. I was a part-time pet sitter all through my veterinary medicine career and throughout my 8 years in veterinary sales that followed.
When I was ready for my next leap in life, I worked with my father at Memorial Impressions making pet (and human) memorial photos for a year or so and then was fortunate to be a stay at home mom for a couple years. Now I’m back to pet sitting and dog walking and making it my career.
I’m certified through National Association of Professional Pet Sitters for pet CPR and general (but species-specific) pet sitting knowledge.