Hello! I'm happy to have called Santa Cruz my home since 1991, when I moved here from the East Coast. Together with my husband Rob, we share our lives with a wonderful Supermutt named Kaiya, and two cats named Monkey and Josie. In 1999 after a career in the semiconductor industry I followed my heart, and went back to school at Hartnell College in Salinas. In 2001 I graduated with an AS degree in Animal Health Technology, and in 2002 passed the California State Board Exam becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. I have specialized in caring for small animals and exotic pets in a hospital setting for over 20 years now, and continue to work part time at Felton Veterinary Hospital.
Over the years I've observed that many animal patients and their human companions can find going to the vet hospital stressful. That's why I'm pleased to bring my medical training and compassion to you and your pets where everyone is most comfortable -- at home! If your pet needs medical care post-surgery or trauma, treatment for an illness or hospice care, I can help. I'm also available for non-medical caregiving including feeding, cleanup of waste and daily attention through play and/or exercise. I can help enrich your pet's day at any stage of his or her life giving the extra care needed to a puppy or elderly pet while you are at work or out of town. I'm a 2017 grad of the Dog Biz Dog Walker's Academy, and I'm also certified in Small Animal CPR. I pledge to use only careful and kind handling techniques and only positive training reinforcement at all times. The training classes I've taken in the most recent years with my own dog, Jack, have been through Good Dog Santa Cruz with the absolutely amazing trainer Mardi Richmond. She is an invaluable resource for anyone with a dog of any age or temperament!
I have experience with dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, snakes, ferrets, reptiles, pocket pets, and more. So let me save you time and the hassle of a trip to the vet hospital and allow me to come to you. Please check out the services I offer and and feel free to inquire about anything you don't see listed. Thanks!!
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