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Owner

Phone: (813) ***-****  HQ Phone
ALMOST HOME PET RESORT INC
514 St. Cloud Ave., North
Valrico, Florida 33594
United States

Company Description: We provide: Bullet Award winning boarding facility, chosen number one in Brandon, Bullet A uniquely designed state of the art building that engineered separate...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BA Degree , Psychology
    Finch College
  • AA Degree , Veterinary Medical Technology
    St. Petersburg College
  • AA degree
13 Total References
Web References
Dogs boarding cats daycare kennels resorts tampa valrico brandon florida
www.almosthomepetresort.com, 13 Feb 2013 [cached]
Her first job out of high school was with a large show quality kennel in Weston, Connecticut where Betsy cared for large Great Danes and Cairn Terriers.
During summer months between college semesters, Betsy completed a comprehensive course in dog grooming at Stanton School of Dog Grooming in New York City. She subsequently was hired to teach the art of dog grooming, handling, and shop management and later did all-breed grooming at a veterinary hospital in Hollywood, Florida.
Veterinary Medical Technician:
As Betsy had previously wanted to become a veterinarian, but obtained her BA Degree in Psychology from Finch College in New York City, with an emphasis in animal psychology and behavioral development. She successfully taught basic obedience and and Puppy Kindergarten classes for the Dog Training Club of Tampa.
Later, she completed and received her AA Degree in Veterinary Medical Technology from St. Petersburg College in 1982, became certified and went on to work at a busy 6 doctor Veterinary Hospital in Tampa, FL where she was responsible for client relations and education, technician exams, administering vaccinations, all phases of lab work, radiology, pre-surgical preparation, inventory control and ordering and nursing treatment and care.
Business owner of Almost Home Pet Resort:
Betsy has been CEO of Almost Home Pet Resort since 1992 and in 2004 she received the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Minority and Women-owned Business of the Year Award. In her own words, her is her response:
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ABOUT OUR OWNER, BETSY HICKA
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www.almosthomepetresort.com, 3 Jan 2008 [cached]
Betsy Hicka designed and built Almost Home Pet Resort in 1992 to fullfill a life long dream, after extensive research on all aspects of what makes a successful boarding kennel.
Her background makes her an ideal owner/operator of an ABKA boarding kennel which offers boarding, grooming, training and breeding.
GROOMING
After completing a comprehensive course of dog grooming at Stanton School of Dog Grooming in New York, Betsy subsequently was hired to teach the art of dog grooming, handling, and shop management and later did all-breed dog grooming at a veterinary hospital in Hollywood, Florida.
ANIMAL TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR
Betsy obtained her BA Degree in Psychology from Finch College, in New York, with an emphasis in animal psychology and behavioral development.She successfully taught basic obedience and puppy kindergarten classes for the Dog Training Club of Tampa.
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
After completing an AA degree and received State Certification in Veterinary Technology at St. Petersburg Jr. College, Florida in 1982, she worked at a Veterinary clinic doing technician work for 9 years.Betsy was responsible for client relations and education, technician exams, administering vaccinations, all phases of lab work, radiology, pre-surgical preparation, inventory control and ordering and nursing treatment and care.
BOARDING
Betsy started her boarding career as a kennel worker, responsible for the care and feeding of 100-150 boarding and/or breeding dogs - at the Kencanis Kennels of Weston, Connecticut.Her dream was to become an owner herself with the skills to to select qualified people in all phases of boarding/grooming and training.
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Since 1975 Betsy has been professional breeder of champion AKC Standard Poodles.
Rocky Mountain Horses
www.almosthomepetresort.com, 13 Feb 2013 [cached]
After years of wanting a horse, Almost Home owner, Betsy Hicka, investigated many breeds before buying her first Rocky Mountain Horse (also known by the name Kentucky Mountain Saddle horse, and United Mountain Horse.)
Known for their gentle easy-going temperaments and comfortable 4 beat gaited ride, they were the ideal trail riding horse. Pictured is Betsy with 3 of her mares (mother and 2 daughters.)
Tampa Dog Grooming and Tampa Cat Grooming by Almost Home Pet Resort at Our Tampa Kennels and Brandon Kennels
www.almosthomepetresort.com, 13 Feb 2013 [cached]
Betsy Hicka, owner of the Almost Home Pet
Dogs boarding cats daycare kennels resorts tampa valrico brandon florida
www.almosthomepetresort.com, 13 Feb 2013 [cached]
Betsy Hicka designed and built Almost Home Pet Resort in 1992 to fulfill a life long dream, after extensive research on all aspects of what makes a successful boarding kennel. Her over 40 years experience as a kennel worker, professional dog groomer, certified Veterinary Medical Technician and professional breeder of show-quality Standard Poodles makes her an ideal owner/operator of a facility that is accredited with the Pet Care Services Association.
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Owner, Betsy with mini poodle, "Gidget" and her daughter Jennifer, a proud Mom holding baby Brayden.
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Betsy has been CEO of Almost Home Pet Resort since 1992 and in 2004 she received the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Minority and Women-owned Business of the Year Award. In her own words, her is her response:
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