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Ms. Betsy Hicka

Owner

ALMOST HOME PET RESORT INC

HQ Phone: (813) 654-1166

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 boarding areas for dogs, cats, birds and small pets, even pot bellied pigs. Bullet Bright ... more

Background Information

Employment History

Owner
//www.almosthomepetresort.com/

Teacher
The Dog Training Club of Tampa Inc

Affiliations

Business Member
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce

Education

AA Degree
Veterinary Medical Technology
St. Petersburg College

BA Degree
Psychology
Finch College

Web References (16 Total References)


Rocky Mountain Horses

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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.)


Dogs boarding cats daycare kennels resorts tampa valrico brandon florida

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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:


Tampa Dog Grooming and Tampa Cat Grooming by Almost Home Pet Resort at Our Tampa Kennels and Brandon Kennels

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Betsy Hicka, owner of the Almost Home Pet


Dogs boarding cats daycare kennels resorts tampa valrico brandon florida

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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


Betsy Hicka, ...

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Betsy Hicka, owner

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Betsy Hicka has worked with animals her entire life, including 35 years breeding and showing standard poodles, and 11 years as a veterinary technician. She founded Almost Home Pet Resort in 1992 in response to what she saw as inadequacies in animal boarding.

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