13 years of progressive pet care experience, starting pet retail, pet care, pet rescue, to Vet Tech (Not a DVM!) Incl. degree and cert accredited by AVMA. Certification in dog and cat nutrition thru Hills. Pet Lover and fish tank enthusiast/fish breeder. I own a cotton de tulear, a senior papillon, a few aquariums, a very chatty cockatiel and occasionally foster for a small animal rescue.