Ever since I could remember, I wanted to work with animals. Unfortunately, things don't always work according to plan. After many years of working in the corporate world, I was more convinced than ever that I needed to be close to the critters.
For at least 30 years I've been involved working, in one way or another, with pets.
I've always shared my home with small (and some not-so-small) animals. Although I enjoy all kinds of creatures, I especially love cats. Not only are they smart and elegant creatures, they seem to be in tune with my emotions. I’m sure they own the psychic space.
As a Pet Tech instructor for almost 10 years, I love to share information about how to improve life for our favourite companions. Keeping them safe and healthy is my most important project.
In addition to Pet Tech, I teach Animal Kindness classes at the local elementary schools. I worked with shelters, veterinarians, Pet food companies and even a Pet Loss Hotline.
I was a pet sitter for many years. I completed training in many animal related classes, and I try to attend any pet shows or classes in (or out of) the area.
For three years, I was the Assistant Regional manager for LuvMyPet, a nation-wide mobile vet clinic.
My “human” experience includes working on both alternative and conventional levels with doctors, dentists, and chiropractors.
I worked with the Princeton Review as an English tutor, and I'm an ESL instructor. Currently, I'm enrolled in Ornithology classes at Cornell University.
Although I have many resources, and I love sharing information, I’m not a veterinarian or a doctor. I assume no responsibility other than the role of information provider, (hopefully I can also provide a little entertainment).
I've lived here in the "Garden" State of New Jersey my whole life, and I have a cabin upstate New York where I make my escapes. I am currently owned by three kitties: Sidney, Jennyanydots, and Loki.
If you have any suggestions or questions about pet first aid, please let me know. I’m looking forward to sharing stories with you.