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Divine Pet Care Credentials and Qualifications

Karen- Owner & Professional Pet Sitter, Dog Walker, Dog Runner, Animal Nurse, Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist

Divine Pet Care Dog Sitter

Divine Pet Care Credentials

"Karen took over and helped the ASPCA's medical department evolve into what it is today. Karen has always put 200% into every task she has taken on. She is thorough, diligent, and extremely hard working.... Her knowledge of veterinary medicine...is evident in her excellent work.... she has effectively organized a very fluid staff to care for a large population of animals with special medical and behavioral needs.... Karen's absence will be felt."
Dr. J. Lander, ASPCA Adoptions Center Director of Medicine, 2008

"I highly recommend Karen. Karen has tremendous managerial, organizational, situation analysis and communication skills, as well as the necessary patience to resolve problems that are encountered throughout the normal course of conducting business." A. Hazlewood, ASPCA Former Animal Behavior Counselor/CPDT Present ASPCA Adoptions Center Director, 2008

cy_paw.gif Member PSI (Pet Sitters International) and NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters)
cy_paw.gif Member and FULLY insured/bonded through PSA (Pet Sitters Associates, LLC)
*Please note that in addition to general liability coverage, Divine Pet Care also has "Pet Care Bond or Special Personal Property of Others" coverage (protection against loss/theft or damage of client's property).*
cy_paw.gif City business licensed in San Diego (ALL SD including 4S Ranch, Del Sur, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain, Sabre Springs, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Mira Mesa, ETC), Poway, Escondido, and more!
*Please note that additional areas not requiring business licensing are also serviced (refer to Services & Rates webpage).
cy_paw.gif Nearly 20 years professional and academic animal-related experience (includes professional and non-professional pet sitting)
cy_paw.gif Mercy College Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
*In addition to other veterinary technology coursework, I participated in a four-month college externship at the renowned Animal Medical Center
http://www.amcny.org and six-month college externship at the Staten Island Zoo http://www.statenislandzoo.org  
cy_paw.gif American Red Cross Cat and Dog First Aid/CPR certified
cy_paw.gif Former ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Adoption Center Animal Care Technician and Senior Medical Animal Care Technician Manager and ASPCA Adoption Center Shelter Staff Manager/Animal Behavior Department Liaison
*Trained & managed over 50 ASPCA Animal Care Technicians over four+ years (included dog leash walking)
*Generated & maintained all ASPCA shelter care protocols and spearheaded the revision of cleaning & disinfecting protocols (disease control) in major municipal shelters throughout NYC
*ASPCA 2008 Angel Award Nominee
*Familiar with various dog walking equipment (e.g., Gentle Leader Head Collar & Easy Walk Harness & Sense-ation Harness, Prong Collar....)
cy_paw.gif ASPCA and Mercy College Animal Behavior Training
cy_paw.gif OSHA and [Veterinary] Practice Safety Certified
cy_paw.gif Former seasonal zoo keeper
cy_paw.gif Former humane society animal shelter & clinic manager/LVT

*Handled ALL animal intake (stray & owner relinquishment) & medical emergencies due to poisonings, Parvovirus, Ehrlichiosis, heartworm, car accidents... 24/7

cy_paw.gif Former mobile veterinary clinic manager/LVT
cy_paw.gif Former pet food & supplies business owner 
cy_paw.gif California Wolf Center member & volunteer http://www.californiawolfcenter.org  
cy_paw.gif San Diego Tracking Team member & wildlife tracker trainee

Additional Credentials/Qualifications:

bl_paw.gif Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Nutrition Specialist

bl_paw.gif Bilingual English/Spanish

bl_paw.gif Columbia University business management coursework

bl_paw.gif Former NY State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

bl_paw.gif American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED certified

Contact Divine Pet Care: 858-397-8338, info@divinepetcare.com, PO Box 503595, San Diego, CA 92150 / San Diego, CA 92126