Pennsylvania Instructors

Steven Gloates DVM

Dr. Gloates has been involved in the veterinary profession for the last thirty years.  He worked as kennel help, receptionist, and technician through his high school and undergraduate studies.  He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dairy and Animal Science in 1993.  He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, graduating cum laude.  He has practiced in small animal practices in Maryland and Pennsylvania ever since.  In 2008, he purchased his own small animal practice in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.   He lives next door to his practice on a small farm with two dogs, seven cats, four alpacas, and a miniature donkey.  He has dedicated his education and career to animal healthcare and is proud to offer animal CPR training as part of that endeavor.

Maryann King-Hasbrouck- RN,VT,ACI

Maryann is a  training professional combining years of Animal Disaster Response experience and expertise with presentation skills. She was on the ground with a national organization during Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana in 2005, supervising volunteers who rescued and sheltered animals, helping to set the groundwork within a multi-organizational team chosen to work on the PETS act, signed into law by President Bush in 2007, which created new national standards to include animals in state disaster plans.  In addition to supervising and training volunteers on a variety of subjects such as Animal Disaster Preparedness, Pet CPR and additional FEMA courses, Maryann developed Bucks County, PA’s first Animal Disaster Plan coordinating with the EMA .While supervising, training and motivating over 100 volunteers over a 4 year period as the Bucks County Animal Response Team Coordinator.  In addition to being a Training Officer for DHS based courses for Foreign Animal Disease Response, Avian Influenza Response and Disaster Management Personnel Training, she conducts risk assessments and develops plans for shelters and rescue organizations for disaster preparedness planning, along with developing and delivering educational courses for schools, businesses and other organizations. As well as teaching animal rescue and sheltering courses she devised for PASART.  Maryann holds a certificate in Humane Education and is a certified Animal Cruelty Investigator as well.  Maryann brings with her several years’ experience as a veterinary technician in an emergency veterinary practice in the past, and currently works as an RN full time in addition to her volunteer activities with animals. She was the recipient of the national animal advocacy award “Heart and Soul Award” presented by UAN(Redrover) in 2008. Maryann also currently volunteers for a local non-profit cat rescue doing TNR, fostering and transporting kitties.

Jennifer Hampton

Jen lives in Pennsylvania with her hearing dog, service dog, Wellie. Jennifer is an active in her local animal shelter where she is a member of their Marketing/PR Committee and is their Social Media Administrator as well. Jennifer and Wellie are also Ambassador’s for Dogs for the Deaf, and hosts educational service dog programs for local agencies, businesses, and school’s in their area.

Allison Alonso

Alison has been working as a Professional Pet Groomer for 26 Years! In those years, she has owned and operated her own multi groomer Pet Salon, has earned an Internationally Accredited Pet Grooming Instructor Diploma, worked for 6 years as a Veterinary Assistant, and, Earned her Certification in Canine Massage Therapy. She currently owns the Groomer Training Center, Dog Grooming School & Pet Salon in Cleona Pennsylvania. She understands the utmost importance of Pet First Aid and CPR knowledge, especially for those in her profession. She is proud to be an Instructor through “Pet Emergency Education”. By offering this class to her Students, she gains the confidence of knowing, her Grooming Students will be properly prepared to responsibly care for their “Pet Clients”. Allison also welcomes the opportunity to offer this class to Pet owners!

Gary Yatsuk

Gary is a graduate of CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. A lifelong animal lover, Gary became a professional dog trainer with a commitment to not only train dogs but to educate dog owners. Being a Pet CPR/First Aid Instructor adds to his passion of educating pet owners.

Holly Crandell CVT

Holly Crandell has been a credentialed veterinary technician for 19 years and currently holds licenses in Pennsylvania and Michigan. She has worked in numerous specialties of small animal veterinary medicine including emergency and critical care, oncology, surgery and anesthesia, and small animal private practice which included work with exotics and wildlife rehabilitation. She was an instructor at an accredited veterinary technology college, preparing future veterinary technicians to obtain their associates degrees and veterinary technician licensure. Holly also has over 20 years experience providing exceptional customer service to people as well as pets, and she uses this talent as well as her love for teaching others to assist in the understanding and nurturing of the human-animal bond. She currently works at a large, specialty practice as an outpatient surgical technician.

Shannon Dick

Shannon is a certified dog groomer and certified animal reiki practitioner in Hermitage, PA.  She is an avid animal lover, but dogs are her passion!  From a very young age she wanted to rescue any animal she found (or found her)! Becoming a Pet CPR/First Aid Instructor helps her provide pet parents with the potential life saving skills necessary in an emergency when every second counts for their beloved furry family member.