North Carolina Instructors

Beckie Mosser RVT

Beckie has had a passion for animals her whole life. As a child, she participated in 4-H, training her personal pet, and then volunteering assisting an obedience trainer and in a wildlife rehab while she was in college. Beckie graduated with her degree in Veterinary Medical Technology in 2007 and became licensed that same year.  Since 2008, Beckie has served on the Executive Board for the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians and in 2014, began serving as Treasurer for the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Beckie has published several articles in various professional publications, and enjoys speaking at National Conferences across the country. Beckie holds FEMA disaster response certifications and is a response ready volunteer on both a state and national level, and instructs courses in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid. She enjoys educating the public about pet safety as well as the profession of Veterinary Technicians. Beckie lives and works in Wilmington, NC, where she has recently accepted a position as Executive Director of 3K9 Working Dogs, Inc.,an organization who she also trains service, conservation, and search and rescue dogs. She owns Techs For Pets, LLC, a consulting and relief service company as well as K9 Fitness, a personal training service for people and their pets

   Approved CE Instructor by the NCBVME

Geralyn Kelly

Geralyn has been working with dogs since 2002. She began in a daycare/kennel environment where she gained valuable first hand knowledge about canine behavior. In 2004, after two years at the daycare/kennel Geralyn began her training career.   After three years in the corporate world, Geralyn left the pet store chain to pursue a career with a private kennel.  Here, she developed the entire training program for this kennel from the ground up where she trained Obedience, Agility and Flyball.  In 2008 Geralyn relocated to Winston-Salem and spent four more years working for a corporate pet store chain as Store Trainer and Area Trainer.  Not only does Geralyn run a full time training center, she also works with and trains service alert dogs. Geralyn has quite a list of certifications and memberships starting with animal CPR and First Aid. Geralyn holds FEMA disaster response certifications and instructs courses in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid. She is a Certified Program Evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, Advanced Canine Good Citizen, Urban Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy Programs. Geralyn is also a member of the Pet Professional Guild. Geralyn is also a certified Therapy Dog Evaluator. Geralyn hosts the “Stop the 77” program which is a free program offered to children to help teach dog bite prevention, how to safely interact with dogs as well as how to read the body language of dogs to help prevent bites.

Kelsey Pepper

Raised on a Colorado farm, she grew up caring for the rescue animals her and her mother would sneak home. Kelsey is a driven young professional and life-long animal advocate who is passionate about animal care and education. Currently employed as an Animal Services Officer, she spends work days educating pet owners on appropriate care and enforcing local and state laws.

Lora M. Toney

A native to North Carolina, I grew up with an avid love for animals.  This passion followed me through my education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where I received my Psychology degree.  I chose to develop a career in training after graduation, and I am currently Leerburg Certified in Obedience and Engagement Training for dogs.  I use my skills to assist the Guilford County Animal Shelter as a volunteer.  I also develop and share holistic treats to support pet health as a hobby.  One of the first lessons I learned as an Animal Behavior Expert is that a pet’s disposition is easily influenced by their physical health.  That’s why I joined the team at Pet Emergency Education, LLC.  I am ready to help animal lovers handle any emergency situation through proper training techniques and first aid knowledge.