LVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA-CTP
Boarded Behavior Nurse
Having grown up with a menagerie of critters, Jessey has been training animals, in some capacity, since she was about 10 years old. Starting with horses, she moved on to her first dog: Delwyn, who is still with her today. In 2011, she graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology and started pursuing the behavior specialty in earnest. She has been working with Dr. Pike since September 2016.
As of 2018, Jessey is a graduate of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT) and is one of less than 20 boarded behavior nurses in the world. This 3-5 year process is designed to truly test her knowledge on all aspects of behavioral therapy in a variety of species: medical, pharmaceutical, learning theory, client education, ethics, law, and practical applications.
On a more personal note, Jessey lives in the country with her husband, their sons, Edwyn and Walter, plus her dog and cat.
Her Special Interests:
Training veterinary professionals to understand behavior
Helping pets overcome fear of handling and veterinary care
Teaching families with young dogs how to prevent behavior problems
Fear Free Certified Professional, Level 1 (2016)
Fear Free Certified Professional, Level 2 (2017)
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Professional Trainer (2017)
Fear Free Certified Professional, Level 3 (2018)
Pet Loss Support Certification (2018)
Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behavior (2018)
Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians, Treasurer (2018-present)
Fear Free Elite Certification (2019)
Delwyn - Pembroke Corgi
Chi - Orange tabby cat