*VET ASSISTANT YEARS EMPLOYED 95-96 Charles County Vet Hospital Waldorf, Md Assist Veterinarian, prep for surgery, clean kennels, file client information, answer phones, client relations, client/pet education, advertising, preparing prescriptions, opening/closing responsibilities, assisting in surgery, prepare surgical equipment, x-rays, bloodwork, walk dogs, & handling aggressive dogs. *VET TECH INTERN YEARS EMPLOYED 96-99 Ft. Hunt Animal Hospital & Alexandria, VA Hayfield Animal Hospital (sister hospitals) Same as above in addition to drawing blood, nail trims, vaccination preparation, assisting with endoscopies, dentals, nail trims, grooming, computer applications, lab work, animal behavioral consultations, exotics, organizing hospital, managing pharmacy, training new employees, dog training, specialized surgeries. *SENIOR PET TRAINER YEARS EMPLOYED 98-01 Petsmart Waldorf, Md Pet training and counseling, advertising, customer service, management of trainers, scheduling, pet education and seminars & behavioral consults, consultant for training program *MANAGER OF DOG DAYCARE & PETSITTING CO. EMPLOYED 2004 Fur-get Me Not Pet Care Arlington, VA Same as above in addition to managing staff of 30 + employees, 600 + cliental business, schedules, computer graphics, supervising dogs, screening dogs, job interviews, reference checks, write training articles for quarterly publication, assist in the development of training program for pets and employees, design and create forms and other business related items. *SENIOR PET TRAINER PETCO EMPLOYED 12/07-12/09 LaPlata, MD Pet Training Classes & Seminars, training of new trainers.
*BUSINESS OWNER, HEAD BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT DIANA'S PET CARE 11/06-CURRENT Petsitting, dog walking, training, pet taxi, boarding, behavioral consults. *HUMANE SOCIETY of CHARLES COUNTY BEHAVIORIST Dog training and behavior, evaluations, adoption counseling, behavior modification and enrichment programs.
*DIRECTOR OF SDK9 REHAB & RESCUE Manage non profit and volunteers, behavior and training consults, shelter evaluations, manage foster program
Education NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 96-98 Vet Tech School Leesburg, VA
NATIONAL AQUARIUM IN BALTIMORE Exhibit Guide 96 8 week course VET TECH EXPOS 96-99 ROTATIONS THROUGH ALEXANDRIA EMERGENCY HOSPITAL & SOUTHPAWS REFERRAL CENTER 98 VA STATE & NATIONAL BOARD EXAMS- PASSED 98 PETSMART MARKETING AND PET TRAINER 98 EDUCATION 8 week course PETCO REGIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM 2000 HUMANE EDUCATION AND TRAINING SEMINARS 99-00 DOG BITE PREVENTION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASS 05 FEMA Animals in Disaster Certification, Module A IS-10 05 FEMA Animals in Disaster Certification Module B IS-11 05 FEMA Livestock in Disaster Certification IS-111 05 VOLUNTEER INFORMATION High School Mentor- Help children understand and appreciate science and biology. Northern VA shelters and humane societies during technician school Pets on Wheels - Screen pets and help with events and organize for functions and volunteers, attend and summarize monthly board meetings Travel to schools to promote humane education Therapy Dog International Volunteer 99-00 City Dogs Rescue Behavioral Foster Charles County Humane Society Behavioral Foster PG County Animal Shelter Behavioral Foster Miscellaneous AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator American Pet Dog Trainer Association Member American Quarter Horse Association Member National Association of Vet. Technicians in America