In 1994, Erin embarked on a career in the pet care field. First as a kennel assistant, and later as a receptionist and veterinary assistant, Erin discovered a passion for providing excellent care for the pets at a veterinary clinic. An impromptu meeting with local pet care professional, Wanda Tucker, provided her with an opportunity to expand her knowledge and offer in-home pet care service through Paws For a Break Pet Care. Over the span of 10 years, Erin offered personalized and knowledgeable service to clients and their pets, and discovered her talent for understanding animal behaviour. With a desire to expand on that talent, Erin founded A Balanced Pack with intent to focus on help pet owners better understand the psychology of their pets.
Now entering her 24th year in the pet care field, Erin has helped innumerable clients care for their pets from the intense demands of puppies & kittens, through to the active adult years, and eventually the challenges that often occur during the senior years. She has experience with a wide range of behavioural and medical conditions including: separation anxiety, renal disease, diabetes, epilepsy, arthritis, obesity and anorexia. Erin welcomes opportunities to continue sharing her knowledge and expertise with clients in order to help them build better relationships with their pets.
Kyla Stachel joined A Balanced Pack in 2012, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge gained from being a graduate of the Veterinary Assistant program at St. Lawrence College. Her current position as a veterinary assistant at a local veterinary clinic, has allowed her skills and expertise to continue to grow and evolve in order to better serve all the pets under her care.
Kyla has a passion for post-surgical care and her on-going work with hospitalized pets provides a unique skill set that enables her to readily recognize the needs of the pets under her care. With significant experience caring for companion animals with a variety of health concerns including: renal insufficiency, diabetes, epilepsy, arthritis and obesity, Kyla offers peace of mind to our clients. Kyla particularly enjoys playing with the dogs on our Pack Walks, and her kindness and quiet enthusiasm for the pets under her care have made her a vital asset to A Balanced Pack's team of Pack Leaders.
Giselle Beaudoin joined A Balanced Pack's team in 2017. She brings with her over 15 years’ experience in the pet care industry, including 6 years with the Sudbury SPCA. She has cared for a variety of different animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, pockets pets, parrots, horses, cows and even some goats! Part of her role with the animals was to assist in the physical & behavioural rehabilitation of the animals under her care. She is Pet First Aid certified and is comfortable with administering medications, including subcutaneous fluids and insulin. Giselle is a member in good standing with the Canadian Professional Pet Stylists and is currently studying to be a Master Groomer. Giselle’s gentle yet sure manner lends a solidity to her Pack Leader skills, and the dogs simply adore her (and so do we!).