California Instructors

Angela DeLegge

Ms. DeLegge is a Small Animal Technician and has a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She has worked in the veterinary medical field as a technician for over twenty years and has experience working with companion animals, large animals and exotics in all aspects of veterinary care including emergency medicine. For the past three years she has been teaching a veterinary assistant program for vocational college students and loves sharing all her knowledge, expertise and animal experience with her students. Ms. DeLegge has a very large draft horse who is 19.1 hands tall that she has raised since she was a foal. She also has two cats, a new American Eskimo puppy and some exotic critters as well. She has a passion for quality animal care and truly enjoys educating others on protecting the health and welfare of their beloved pets. 

Susie Waters

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.

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.

Carrie Burrows

Carrie was born & raised in Fresno, California. She completed her veterinary nursing degree in 2016 and currently works in large animal medicine. Carrie also rescues unwanted parrots and enjoys hiking and camping.

Barbara Gallardo

Barbara is Certified by the Council of Dog Trainers-CCDT, Certified by DogTec-Dog Walking Academy & Canine CPR and Pet First Certified.  She lives with her resuced German Sheppard-Flora and Cat Ernie as well as camera shy Bunnies Ollie & Betty.  Barbara also volunteers at her local animal shelter to Mentor and train new Canine Volunteers and Provides free dog training to minimize the surrender of canines due to lack of good doggie "manners"