Founder, Certified Veterinary Technician, Certified Professional Pet Sitter, and:
Welcome to Happy Paws Pet Blog! I have been working in the four-legged industry for over 10 years and am very excited to be able to work with and educate pet parents!
After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Animal Sciences from Warren Wilson College, I completed the program at Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2011. After working at a general practice in Lexington, KY for several years, I ran (fled?) back to the Rockies and became a Certified Professional Pet Sitter through PSI. After several years working in an Emergency and Specialty Hospital, my husband and I founded A&R Critter Care, LLC, a professional pet care service dedicated to top quality care, especially for special needs pets.
I became a Fear Free Certified Professional in April of 2016 and have since made it my primary focus in both pet care and writing. In 2017, I transitioned away from ARCC to help write and implement Fear Free protocols in a local veterinary hospital. I also created Happy Paws Pet Blog to continue pursuing my writing passion and better connect with local, national, and international pet parents!
Happy Paws Pet Blog includes pet safety, pet health, Fear Free tips, positive training, cool pet tech, and product reviews! We also personally cultivate a small store (directly connected to Amazon!) with many of the items we use on a day-to-day basis for Fear Free homes, happy pet sitters/dog walkers, and healthy furry families. Don’t hesitate to shoot us a message if there is a burning question you’d love for us to get our hands on.
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