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My curiosity and appreciation for animals began at a very young age. At the age of 14, I began volunteering at a local animal shelter and quickly learned that animal welfare was the career calling I was destined to pursue. Over many years, I transitioned from working at an animal shelter to working in veterinary medicine and connected and cared for countless dogs and cats. I've always appreciated the lessons in understanding and advocating for these loving companions. When I'm not working with animals, you can find me hiking in the North Cascades, tending to my plants, or journaling with a cup of tea.

My commitment as a Fear Free Certified Professional is to provide personalized, force-free, and positive reinforcement based care to create the most comfortable and enriching experience possible. If there are any accommodations that can be made to provide your pup with the best experience possible, I welcome your voice! Thank you for your trust in my care and I extend a warm and grateful welcome to you.

- Emily

April 2012 - October 2016

Cat & Dog Socializer at Everett Animal Shelter

Spent several hours each week socializing cats and dogs who were acclimating to the shelter and preparing for adoption. Walked and cared for dogs of all breeds, sizes, and tempermants.

April 2017 - April 2020

Adoption Promotion at PAWS Animal Shelter

Assisted clients with the adoption process. Worked one-on-one with companion animals - many with relatively unknown backgrounds. Answered  questions regarding products and services, including educating clients on general animal behavior and pet care.

July 2019 - July 2023

Referral Coordinator at Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center

Scheduled specialty care consultations based on clinical diagnoses and radiographic evaluation.  Coordinated client and patient care. Communicated with surgeons and outside veterinarians on patient cases. 

August 2017 - August 2022

WAG Caregiver

Provided services through the WAG! app and earned a 5-star rating among 270 reviews. Began my transition to independent services in mid-2022.


Certified in Cat & Dog First Aid through the Red Cross (May 2023)

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