Meet Our California Pet CPR Instructors


Susie Waters RVT

Born and raised in Southern California, Susie Waters lives in Huntington Beach with her family and their three Dachshunds, Allie, Tango & Cash. She has worked in the veterinary field for 25 years both as a Veterinary Technician and as Hospital Director. She is the proud mother of two children, a daughter who is in High School and a son, who also works as veterinary technician. She enjoys traveling with a team of volunteer veterinarians and technicians offering free spay and neuters to communities in countries that lack the funds and availability of veterinary care.

Angela Omadhebor, RVT

Angela has been working in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation for 22 years, her first volunteer job was at Wildcare in San Rafael. Angela has spent the last 19 years working as a Registered Veterinary Technician providing nursing care on small animals. During this time Angela has worked at the San Francisco SPCA where she gained invaluable experience working with shelter animals and feral cats. This led her into emergency and critical care medicine which she worked for 8 years mainly with the awesome Pet Emergency in Berkeley. Angela also worked as an instructor for 5 years in a RVT program where she realized how much she loved and enjoyed teaching. In her free time, Angela enjoys watching movies with her 3 rescue cats: Zedicus, Prissy and Udo, hiking to waterfalls with her 2 rescued Chihuahuas: Oviano and Vieze whom she hopes to soon introduce to kayaking. Angela also enjoys working with reptiles many of whom she has rescued, 3 Tortoises: Ologbo, Rusalka, and Sundrop. Angela is an avid reader of Sci-fi and Fantasy, but also enjoys continuing to research and learn more about animal care and is currently working towards learning more about massage therapy, acupressure, and essential oils for animals. Throughout her career, Angela has continued to volunteer, working with and feeding feral cat colonies as well as volunteering in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation with Iggdrasil Urban wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation.

Alice Savage RVT

Alice has been a  registered and licensed nurse for animals since 2003. She has a varied background in emergency, specialty, and day practice. She, also, has experience in human medicine with hospital administration.  Alice has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Russian Area Studies from University of Missouri-Columbia, along with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Bel-rea Institute in Denver, Colorado.  Animals are her passion, and she looks forward to teaching CPR for dogs and cats, so that more people are certified to save the lives of these amazing animals.​​

Julie Hendrickson

Julie Hendrickson is a dedicated animal guardian and Navy nurse veteran. She brings over 25 years of nursing care experience working with people. She also has been an avid volunteer in support of animals both independently and with organizations for over 25 years. More recently, she has been exploring holistic healing with people and animals, especially the the significance of the human-animal bond. Julie first became certified in Pet CPR in 2000. She has since used Pet CPR 4 times with 1 successful resuscitation and had applied her knowledge of Pet First Aid in support of animals for over 20 years. As a former ER nurse, deployed Navy Nurse and active animal guardian, she pursued Pet CPR Instructor certification to educate and empower others to be able to support our beloved animals in emergencies.