Kim graduated SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology program, with honors, in 2010. Prior to being a licensed technician, she had worked in the veterinary field for many years as a ride along assistant for horse farm calls, and with small animal vets by referral to help with training, behavior, and assisting in administering medications for owners at their farms/homes. Kim has a a special interests in animal behavior, exotic animal husbandry, nutrition, and wildlife rehabilitation.
She has been training animals professionally since 1981, although training began in early childhood with a variety of species including dogs, cats, horses, chickens, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, goats, a raccoon, a brother, an opossum, and as an adult added working with various domestic, exotic, & zoo animals.
Kim worked for a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist, interned at University of California – Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, in their Behavior Service, has co-taught the Behavior Medicine course at SUNY Ulster’s VeterinaryTechnology program.
Kim has two degrees in Equine Science, a minor in Dairy Cattle Management, a degree in Veterinary Technology, is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and is on track to sit for her boards as a Veterinary Technician Specialist - (Behavior) in 2019.
Her greatest loves are learning, observing, teaching, volunteering for: a wildlife rehabilitation center and 4H, running a small scale rat rescue, and DANCING for fun, joy, and health!
Kim currently shares her life with her saint of a husband Bill, 5 dogs, and 2 cats.
Certified Dog & Horse Behavior Consultant
Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed
Silver Certified Low Stress Handling
NAVTA, NYSAVT, SVBT, APDT, IAABC. CCPDT