Owner & Pet Sitter
Welcome to Rowdy’s on the Run! I have been pet sitting for over 10 years and as of January 2016, I decided to turn it into a full-time job. I am a fully licensed and insured to care for your pets!
Of course I grew up loving animals. I had rabbits, dogs, reptiles and amphibians. Today I am pet-mom to 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 horses, numerous chickens & waterfowl and a fish.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Animal Science, pre-veterinary medicine. During my last semester at the UofM, I was very fortunate to have a internship at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. There I worked in the Primate Center with orangutans, gorillas, emperor tamrins, lemurs, spider and saki monkeys. Occasionally I would help out with the lions, tigers and snow leopards. On my last day I got a kiss from a sea lion and got to feed the polar bears! I was so blessed to have that experience, and will cherish the memories forever.
After my internship I started working for BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Minneapolis as a veterinary assistant and client care coordinator. I had previous experience in a general practice veterinary hospital, however, this was a veterinary specialty facility and had sophisticated technology like, endoscopy, ultrasound, MRI and a CT scanner to name a few. After working at BluePearl for over a year, an administrative position became available. I applied to be the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for the Minnesota region and was offered the position, I humbly accepted.
My position as Marketing and Outreach was exciting in its own way. I was responsible for hosting veterinary events as well as handling media stories within our 2 hospitals. It even landed me on television a couple of times 😉
After working at BluePearl for two years, my fiancee brought me to Tampa, Florida to start our lives together. I worked for a general practice veterinary hospital, a non-profit veterinary organization as well running the non-profit veterinary hospital, Vets4Pets, Fewf!
Today, I pet sit full time here in my home, (aka Rowdy’s Ranch) or care for pets in their home. Occasionally, I still help out at Vets4Pets as much as I can.
My life has always been surrounded by animals, and will continue to be.