I am a qualified Veterinary Assistant with over 15 years experience working with dogs, cats, pocket pets and wildlife. I have worked in various Veterinary Hospitals throughout Ontario & B.C. Canada, including one of the first western practices to offer Homeopathy. I have completed a short homeopathic course for animals through Vancouver Center for Homeopathy. I further acted as volunteer Veterinary Aid, doing rural veterinary emergency work with dogs, cats and wildlife particularily seal pups in Bella Coola, B.C. I am familiar with administering remedies and experienced in monitoring processes and eventual dissolve of many conditions. I am extremely passionate about all animals and do not remember a time in my life, where my bed was without one or I wasn't nursing one back to health.
I was born in England, 1962 in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire and grew up in Boxford, Suffolk. I attended boarding school in Lymington, Hampshire from ages yrs. At age 8, my family moved to Nigeria, West Africa, where my father was stationed for work over a 6 year period. During that time, we rescued and nursed back to health, many animals: dogs, cats, a turkey meant for Christmas dinner and West African Grey Parrots. In 1974 my family immigrated to Canada and I sadly bid farewell to England and the life I had once known. Since England will forever be my home, I welcome opportunites to come back, visit and see family. At present, I have my home on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, where I truly feel blessed to live. I love to travel, welcome opportunities to escape winter and embrace new and exotic cultures, making new fur friends along the way. I am Vegan, only consuming a small amount of fish on occasion, I LOVE the SEA, authentic British Pubs and historical Castles. In my own community on Vancouver Island, and throughout B.C. I own and operate a full-time professional petsitting service, Merry Puppinns Petsitting Services. I provide professional, compassionate, quality care to furry beloveds in the comfort and convenience of their own home. I specialize in geriatric care, special needs and special diets. I am confident adminstering oral medications (pill/liquid), insulin injections and subcutaneous fluids. I keep animals on their familiar routines, walking, grooming, meal times, bed times, etc. to minimize stress and anxiety. Cat litter boxes will be cleaned twice daily. Your animals will recieve the very BEST of care. I am certified as Pet First Aid Responder/CPR for Dogs & Cats and continue my education through VSPN: Veterinary Support Personal Network where I participate in various courses. And other learning centers for alternative and western practices. I am further certified in Shelter & Rescue Care for dogs. I am insured and bonded within Canada.
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My Professional Services are in exchange *ONLY* for accommodation whilst travelling abroad. I do not weed gardens, mow lawns, clean fish tanks for fish ponds nor pay for utilities.
I DO feed fish in tanks and ponds, and turn on sprinkler systems.
I am devoted and committed to the care and welfare of all animals and mammals, making a difference in their lives 4 PAWS and 4 FLIPPERS at a time.
Best Wishes, Merry Puppinns..."Practically Purrfect in Every Way!"