Pet Vet Family Pet Care Center

229 S. Drake Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009



April VanBuren

Hire Date:

March, 2010

Tell me about your background (pets, family, education, etc).

I wear several hats here at Pet Vet. I am one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians and the Veterinary Behavioral Technician.  I am a Certified Training Partner through the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Behavior and Training and a graduate of Stautzenberger College in Toledo, Ohio.

I regularly pursue continuing education in both the veterinary medicine field and the field of animal behavior.  I regularly attend seminars, conventions, and workshops on everything from clicker training to working with reactive dogs.  Dogs are my passion and I constantly strive to learn how to help them and build the human-animal bond.

As for my own family, I am currently "owned" by seven dogs ranging from an eight pound Pomeranian mix to several large Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Do you have any hobbies?

The majority of my hobbies revolve around my dogs.  I have been involved in a wide range of dog sports, from conformation to agility and obedience.  My newest dog came with a wide variety of behavior problems and it has been a great joy to work with her.

What do you like about working at Pet Vet?

All the great people and animals! I have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people and their awesome pets.  I love it!