I am a North Carolina native and am so grateful to have resided in Asheville for the last decade. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. (2011). Previously I worked and grew as a Veterinary Technician in the Emergency Department while focusing on providing low stress veterinary visits and educating staff and clients on behavior ,and teaching proper handling skills while providing compassionate medical care. I have my Sophia Yin’s Low Stress Handling Certification. (2015). I was lucky to receive a scholarship from the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians to attend the Karen Pryor Academy. I am a graduate of the certified training partner academy.
I have several years of continuing education specifically in animal behavior management and modification. I am working towards becoming a Specialist in Behavior and plan to continue educating and teaching the community how to make behavior training, education, and veterinary visits fun and safe for everyone involved.
My goals are to effectively teach, encourage, and help clients provide their animals with love, compassion, and relief. I hope to create a home where humans and animals live happily and harmoniously .
I share my life with two dogs, Little Bud and Binney. We spend our free time with great friends, hiking, camping and exploring the wilderness.
Education & License
- Registered Veterinary Technician - North Carolina
- Associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Medical Technology
- Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians - Member
- Karen Pryor Academy-Certified Training Partner
- Sophia Yin Low Stress Handling Silver Certification
RECOVER Initiative, Basic and Advanced Life Support