The Who, What, When & Why
The Who & When
Rebecca Bartley, RVT, CCMT
Trooper Pet Services came to be after graduating the Georgian College Veterinary Technician Program in 2016. I absolutely love the interaction between owners and their pets; You would be amazed by the difference in anxiety and stress levels when working with your pets inside their home rather than at the clinic.
In 2017 I started a third job with Royal Canin (the pet food company) working in pet-stores interacting with owners and being recognized as a “Pet Nutrition Advocate”. I quickly started to realize what aspects of each of my jobs I loved and wondered how I could pursue a career that had all those aspects combined.
More than a Vet Technician
Being a Registered Veterinary Technician and being involved in the medicine that benefits the overall health and quality of life of our pets has always been and will always be my main focus; but I wanted to play a larger roll.
In human and animal medicine I’ve always had an interest in rehabilitation and palliative support and so I began researching those areas. When I came across the idea of canine massage, I was a bit skeptical but continued to research and ask questions.
When I had a better understanding of the matter, I began to pick the brains of other technicians and veterinarians who practice the specialty. Soon after I enrolled in the Canine Massage Therapy Course through the Canadian College of Massage and graduated with my Certification in Canine Massage.
Convenient mobile pet services
I conveniently travel to my patients rather than having them go through the hassle and stress of travelling to me at an animal hospital. I work alongside veterinarians and support teams to ensure Canine Massage and a home exercise plan is the right addition to your pet’s regime.
Reducing the stress and anxiety in our pets leads to a healthier pet and a happier human. Whether it’s a visit for a stress-free blood collection or nail trim, I am here to support and care for your pet with as much love as I have for my own. I promise to continue learning and expanding as I can and will continue to offer the convenience of in-home services.