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Amanda B
Registered Veterinary Technican/Assistant Manager

Hi-I'm Amanda!  I was ten when my life truly started. I arrived home from a friend’s house one weekend to find a tiny, white fluff ball in my room. That little fluff ball was my very first dog and I named her Emma. Emma was an American Eskimo and throughout our lives together, she was my main frustration, yet my best friend. I received Emma as a present like every other child, however, our plans were different than most. Emma and I began obedience and agility training at a young age. We traveled around the Midwest to various agility shows and won a first place ribbon at our very first show. Due to behavioral issues, we had to retire early, but she has quite the collection of ribbons and received many titles.

Hi-I'm Amanda!  I was ten when my life truly started. I arrived home from a friend’s house one weekend to find a tiny, white fluff ball in my room. That little fluff ball was my very first dog and I named her Emma. Emma was an American Eskimo and throughout our lives together, she was my main frustration, yet my best friend. I received Emma as a present like every other child, however, our plans were different than most. Emma and I began obedience and agility training at a young age. We traveled around the Midwest to various agility shows and won a first place ribbon at our very first show. Due to behavioral issues, we had to retire early, but she has quite the collection of ribbons and received many titles.

Emma opened my eyes to how much an animal can change your life with their unconditional love. I had a difficult time continuing in the training world without her, but made sure I was constantly surrounded by animals. I have worked at several boarding facilities and doggie daycares, where I devoted most of my time. At the age of 16, I was teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced obedience classes at Contented Canines and continued with them for four years. Through Contented Canines, I have also worked with various behavioral cases. My mother and I have rescued various behavioral cases, including people-aggressive, dog-aggressive, food-aggressive, anxious, or generally possessive dogs. We love that we are able to give these dogs a chance that most people are not able to take on. Every pet my parents or I currently own became part of the Bennett family because of challenging behaviors. I currently own a big brown mutt named Jojo, an Australian Cattle Dog named Kora (aka Boo Monster), and a gray fluffy cat named Taz (Tasmanian Devil).

When I was 21, I was not sure where I was going in life and had only worked with animals since I was 14. I attempted to branch out and worked in customer service at a basement waterproofing for two years. That was the experience I needed to confirm my passion for animals. I love change and needed something new while continuing with animals. That’s when I looked towards the veterinary field. I started at Blue Grass Veterinary Hospital in September of 2014 as a receptionist. I immediately wanted to learn more and started at Penn Foster College in November of 2015 with the plan of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. I am currently in my fourth year and look forward to graduating soon.