MY STORY

My professional work with pets began in 2006, when I enrolled at Georgian College to become a Veterinary Technician. I graduated with Honours distinction in 2008, also winning a special award in Nutrition Studies. Following graduation, I passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination, becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. I went on to work as an RVT at several clinics in London Ontario, including the local veterinary emergency hospital.

 

After retiring from full-time work in the veterinary industry a few years ago, I missed being able to provide care for people's pets on a daily basis. As a mama to one smiley, happy pup, and two sweet, spirited cats, I understand how important it is to know that your pet's needs are met when you can't be at home with them. 

 

Barks and Recreation London was created in 2018 so that I could continue my lifelong dedication to caring for companion animals and their people. It is my privilege to provide loving, thoughtful care for your pets. We are excited to offer solo dog walking, group dog walking, pet sitting, and pet taxi services! Barks and Recreation supports the OVC Pet Trust Fund and is a member of PIJAC Canada. Insurance is provided by ProFur.

I’ve maintained my professional interest and education in animal health, and I’m excited to continue caring for animals by providing experienced, reliable pet care services for your animals in the comfort of their own home. If your pet requires special attention, or if you just want a pro you know you can trust, please contact me- I would be delighted to care for your furry family members!

Professional Pet Care Certifications

Graduate of Georgian College Veterinary Technician program 2008, with Honours

Special award for Nutrition Studies

Passed VTNE for RVT certification in Jan. 2009

Experience caring for: dogs, cats, rabbits (and other pocket pets), fish, birds, reptiles, and horses.

I am a professional pet sitter & dog walker, with over a decade of experience in animal health & pet care.

Quick Links for Pet Care in London, ON

As a part of my mission to help care for your dog & other pets, I like to provide clients with useful information to help navigate any problems that might come up. Here are some links to sites with important information for your pet's health and safety. London has many resources for pet owners and animal lovers - see below!

London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Pet Poison Helpline

Contact any time for emergency information if your pet has ingested a toxin.

London Animal Care Centre

Pet licensing, by-laws, adoption, and much more.

London Humane Society

Pet adoptions, fostering, education, and animal cruelty reporting/investigations.

Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

Information resources for pet owners, listings for local veterinarians.

Salthaven

Local wildlife rescue and education centre. Call directly for emergencies.

BARKS AND RECREATION

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HOURS OF OPERATION

If you require services outside these hours, please contact me directly - I can help with that.

Monday - Friday: 9:00 to 6:00

Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00

Sunday: 10:00 to 5:00