I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and Certified
Animal Massage Therapist. I have been
providing massage, acupressure, Tellington-Touch and Reiki to the animals of
I often teach classes for many different groups and I'm a frequent speaker at events. My training has been with Los Angeles Pierce College (earning an Associate in Science degree in Veterinary Technology), Ojai School of Massage, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and Animal Reiki Source, in addition to countless continuing education hours at conferences, seminars, workshops and classes. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology at St. Petersburg College.
I'm the Volunteer Coordinator, Newsletter Editor and on the Marketing Committee for the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM). I serve on the Advisory Board of the Ozzy Foundation, and am the Secretary of the Board of the nonprofit, Adoption 911. I am also a Board Member with Jonah's Loving Home Animal Rescue. I've been a longtime active member of the Los Angeles animal community, volunteering hundreds of hours with rescue groups and at city and county shelters, including a few RVT internships, and assisting with spay/neuter and TNR (trap, neuter, return) feral cat clinics. I'm vegan and have been a proud mother to many rescued dogs and cats.
I've written published articles on a variety of animal health topics for Animal Wellness Magazine, The Pet Press, The Pet Matchmaker, Happy Dog Connections, Petplace Station and DIY Doggie Magazine. I've appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Animal Planetís Pit Boss and Beverly Hills Groomer, MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, Daily Candy, Zen Evolution TV and Rescue Roundtable. I've appeared internationally on Irish TV series, Baz's Culture Clash and on China Television Co. I've also appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Dogsport Magazine, Doggie Aficionado Magazine, The American Dog Magazine, Dog Fancy Magazine, Angeleno Magazine, Dogís Life Magazine, PEOPLE Pets, LAist and many times on Examiner.com. Buddha Dog was recognized by Los Angeles Magazine in their selection of "Best Places To Train, Groom, Board, And Spoil Your Best Friend" featured in their May 2010 issue.
On the radio, I've been a guest on with Warren Eckstein on Petcentric on Sirius Satellite Radio, Atomic Dog Radio on L.A. Talk Radio, Los Angeles Nista and I am Healthy Radio.