Our Mission

Pet Emergency Education strives to provide the highest quality animal CPR, first aid and emergency response training to veterinary and animal professionals, pet owners, emergency responders and anyone else who genuinely cares for animals. Our internationally recognized programs offer detailed, hands-on training providing participants with a well-rounded education. Our PetCPR+ and PetCPR+ Advanced programs are recognized by local and national veterinary associations, humane societies, disaster response teams, pet businesses and more.  We are an approved continuing education provider with the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Pet Sitters International, National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Our programs are based on researched and proven successful methods of animal CPR developed by emergency veterinarians and are one of the most recognized Pet CPR certifications in the US and Canada. Instructors are veterinary and animal professionals with experience in emergency management and who are certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Animal Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response.

At Pet Emergency Education, we are unlike any other Pet CPR certification company. We were founded by a Credentialed Veterinary Technician with over 22 years of experience working in the veterinary industry.  She spent much of her career teaching veterinary nursing skills including  emergency and critical care, triage and animal physical assessment in higher education institutions and is also certified in Basic and Advanced Life Support by the American College of Emergency and Critical Care and Cornell University Veterinary School.

Company Owners

Greg and Amy D’Andrea

Greg and Amy are the dedicated owners of Pet Emergency Education.  Greg serves as the Executive Director and Marketing Specialist and is responsible for all of the day to day management of the company.   With a strong background in business management, Greg is committed to the success and growth of the company and is excited about the next chapter in the evolution of Pet Emergency Education.  Amy has been a credentialed veterinary technician for over 22 years and holds registrations and certifications in multiple states.  She is a graduate of the Mount Ida College Veterinary Technology program where she completed both her Associates and Bachelors Degrees in Veterinary Technology before going on to receive her Master’s in Education from American Intercontinental University.  Amy completed training at Cornell University Veterinary School in canine and feline basic and advanced life support, earning a certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.  Most of her career has been dedicated to working in AVMA Accredited Veterinary Technology programs where she achieved the rank of Associate Professor.  While teaching in higher education, Amy became a nationally renowned speaker, authored various publications, including 5 textbooks, and became one of the industry’s leading subject matter experts in veterinary technology education. She has earned a multitude of awards including the Teaching Excellence Award, Distinguished Alumni Award and the Hill’s Scholarship.  Amy served for many years on the Executive Board of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America where she was the President in 2006.  Additionally, Amy served on the organizing committee for the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians and was the chairperson for the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties for 3 years. In the Fall of 2017 Greg and Amy bought a 39′ class A motor home and became full time Rv’s, traveling the country with the dog Cootie, promoting Pet Emergency Education, hiring quality instructors, teaching classes and truly experiencing this beautiful country.

Our Staff

Kathy Greidanus

Kathy Greidanus

Executive Assistant

Kathy is the newest member of the Pet Emergency Education team having just joined us in January 2018.  She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1995 with a BS in Business Administration. Out of college, she worked in the financial services industry for 9 years.  Kathy married her husband Rick in 2003 and began a new chapter as a United States Coast Guard wife.  She has spent the last 12 years raising her daughter and two sons. During this time, she has also furthered her education and owned/operated 3 businesses. The United States Coast Guard has moved her and her family 5 times. She loves crafting, exercising, and making jewelry. Kathy is truly a life-long learner, never afraid to try new things.

Susie Waters RVT

Susie Waters RVT

Instructor Manager

Born and raised in Southern California, Susie lives in Huntington Beach, CA 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.

Denise Mikita, BS, MS, CVT

Denise Mikita, BS, MS, CVT

Virtual Assistant

Denise completed her Bachelor’s degree in biology (Colo. State Univ.) and Master’s degree in Physiology (Penn State Univ.) before becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician (Front Range Community College, Ft. Collins) in 1997. Her veterinary career has included working in two small animal clinics, overseeing the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT), and working in the hospital at the Denver Zoo. She currently is the Executive Assistant to Rebecca Rose, CVT, CATALYST Veterinary Practice Consultants. In addition, she enjoys helping other small businesses achieve maximum success.

Victoria Munguia LVT

Victoria Munguia LVT

Newsletter Editor

Tori was born in New Mexico, but raised in West Texas. She had a love for animals early on in life, and has never been without an animal sidekick. She has had a variety of animal friends ranging from the scaly, to the feathered, and the furry. She graduated high school in 2005, where she studied animal health and biology. In 2009, she graduated from Midland College where she was enrolled in the Vet Tech Program. Immediately following graduation, she took her National and State Board exams to become a Licensed Vet Tech in the state of Texas. Having obtained her Associates of Applied Science and Vet Tech License (LVT), she decided to further her education and was accepted to Sul Ross State University in Alpine Texas. In 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology while minoring in Animal Health Science and Environmental Science. She moved back to her hometown of Midland, and began to work in a variety of clinical settings. She has worked in daily practices, but mostly in emergency clinics. In October 2012, she accepted a job at a duel practice vet clinic in Fort Worth Texas and has resided there since. She has been involved in several veterinary organizations such as: Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and National Animal Health Emergency Rescue Corps (NAHERC). She enjoys spending her free time with her 5 cats: Emmy, Oli, Nina, Moses, and Socks; her 2 dogs: Rossi and Boo; her boyfriend, Andrew; and his 2 dogs: Ripley, Furiosa, and his cat, Talia. She also volunteers with animal foster groups to bottle feed orphaned kittens. She also enjoys reading, arts and crafts, video games, movies, music of all kinds, and shopping.

Cootie

Company Mascot

Cootie is a fun loving Jack Russell/Min Pin mix who’s antics have caught the eye of many on social media.  He loves his outdoor adventures with his mom and dad, the owners of Pet Emergency Education.