DNP, RN, MA, MS, ACNS-BC, CEN, ABCDT
Owner/Professional Dog Trainer
Karey has always had a love of animals and a desire to teach and care for those in need. She was the kind of kid that brought every stray or injured animal home to nurse, recover, and train. However, she took a different approach in life and joined the Air Force in 1995 as a nurse. Karey retired from the Air Force after 26 years of service in June 2021. While serving as a flight and trauma nurse, holding numerous nursing/teaching/leadership positions, living in and traveling to various parts of the world, and deploying to various locations, she continued her work with dogs in some capacity. Karey spearheaded training medical professionals to treat military working dogs (MWD) in deployed locations when veterinarians were unavailable and transported them aboard military aeromedical evacuation aircraft to get definitive care. She trained and socialized service dogs through Service Dogs Alabama for 6 months while stationed at Air University. Karey also volunteered at the Humane Society of New Mexico for 3 years fostering and walking dogs and worked in the Behavior Modification Department. During this time, she also attended Animal Behavior College in 2020 and obtained her certification as a professional dog trainer.