Tracy Stocker, Owner
I have worked with companion animals for a combined 35 years both personally and professionally. Most of my background was gained in veterinary medicine and kenneling and boarding facilities. As a child, my family owned and operated an AKC-registered kennel in the Chicago suburbs. We showed, sledded and bred Alaskan Malamutes for 15 years. I was a Junior Handler in the show ring as well.
After 'using my degree' in Education for 12 years, I decided to do something I loved; working with people and their pets. I spent 15 years as an administrator and vet technician assistant in Missouri, Maryland and Oregon. My veterinary background enables me to provide medications including oral, subcutaneous injections, fluid therapy and topical (trans dermal) formulations to your pet as needed. I am trained in the care, handling, and medication administration; as well as the knowledge of when pet behavior can be cause for concern. I am certified in Pet First Aid / CPR from Northwest Veterinary Services in Portland, Oregon since 2011. I also took a class at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in January 2016 as a refresher course, just to stay on top of techniques and information.
CATS My personal specialty has been cats as I have worked for 7 years in feline-only practices both in Maryland and Oregon. My 2nd cat, Petie, adopted me in 1992 and he just passed away in 2012; he made it to 20 years! He lived a full life, criss-crossing this nation with me 6 times. We spent the last 3 years of his life battling Diabetes, Renal Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Arthritis and Hypertension. Petie became diabetic at age 13 due to my lack of knowledge about diet. We learned together and I could not have asked for a better cat to share my life with! Working with my feline-only vets taught me an enormous wealth of information and skills to work with many types of cats; especially the older, medically challenged ones. I have a special knack for getting them to trust me too!
DOGS After 5 knee surgeries, culminating in a total knee replacement; I have cut out providing dog care. WYNTPC relies on local, professional Dog Specialists to provide services for dogs and some overnight care. I only refer to experienced, trusted professionals with shelter / rescue or veterinary backgrounds. We work well as a team!
RABBITS & GUINEA PIGS As a former rabbit rescuer, I have extensive rabbit experience as well. I rescued 8 rabbits from a county shelter in 1999 and when we owned a lil bit of property, had a rabbitry set up with both indoor and outdoor enclosures (and more like 16 bunnies!) We eventually had some baby buns too; so I have pretty much seen a lot of the challenges with caring for this species. In addition, I have rescued guinea pigs and have had them as pets for the past 10 years. Guinea pigs and rabbits have many similarities in regards to diet, exercise and housing needs.
I have been an Adoption Counselor & Transporter/Rescuer for Felines First Rescue since 2015. I have also spent 3.5 years as an Adoption Counselor, Co Site Coordinator and Caregiver for Cat Adoption Team based out of Sherwood. As of 2016, I have joined Core Paws as their Partner Relationship Coordinator; helping shelters get the 'hardest to adopt pets' (medically challenged, senior or longest in the shelter) marketed to potential adopters across the nation.
But not to leave the K-9's out of the picture, I was a Volunteer Transporter for Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest in 2015, and I am on the Board of Directors and I maintain a website for Woods Creek Pit Bull Rescue and help them market their dogs to potential adopters. As of September 2017, I am now volunteering for Animal Aid at the front desk and taking on the vacant role of Cat Foster Program Coordinator!
Serving Tigard, Tualatin, Lake Oswego
& parts of SW Portland & parts of Beaverton
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so I can figure out a generalized
Price Estimate prior to a Meet N Greet session
with you and your pet.
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