MEET THE PET MEDIC
Bertha created a blog with content to share her expertise for Aloha Dog Mom. This influential blog serves as a platform to raise awareness about essential topics such as pet first aid, pet safety, pet health, and more. As a testament to her dedication and valuable insights, Aloha Dog Mom has gained recognition as one of the Top 25 Dog Mom Blogs and Websites for consecutive years from 2021 to 2023.
Driven by her passion for animal well-being, Bertha pursued various certifications to enhance her skills in pet first aid and CPR. She obtained her initial Pet First Aid and CPR certification through the American Red Cross and expanded her knowledge with a Certification in Dog and Cat First Aid & CPR from Pro Pet Hero. Taking her commitment a step further, she earned Pro Pet Hero's Instructor Certification in Pet First Aid, Pet CPR, Pet Safety, and Pet Health Assessment. She advanced her training and earned in second instructor certification in Pet First Aid+CPR/CPCR through The Pet Safety Crusader by Sunny-dog Ink. This extensive training allows her to provide high-quality instruction and empower others with life-saving knowledge.
Bertha's tenacity drives her to deliver top-notch pet first aid and CPR classes. Her mission is to help pet parents, pet industry professionals, law enforcement, emergency responders, and individuals passionate about pets replace fear and panic with confidence and knowledge. By equipping them with essential skills, she enables them to take immediate action in assisting sick or injured dogs and cats.
When she's not conducting training sessions, you'll often find Bertha in her home office. There, she continues her education in pet emergency care and pet safety while creating valuable content for social media platforms. Her commitment to ongoing learning ensures that she stays up-to-date with the latest advancements and best practices in the field.
Bertha's passion for teaching extends beyond her home office. When not teaching online via Zoom, she travels within the state of Hawai'i (where she is based) and across the continental United States to conduct in-person group Pet First Aid & CPR Training. Her clients have included pet parents, pet business industry professionals, veterinary technicians, state or government K9 Handler teams, and emergency responders. Through these training sessions, Bertha has the opportunity to share her expertise, impart valuable skills, and make a lasting impact on the well-being of pets in various communities.
Bertha Villanueva-Shertzer is a compassionate professional, an avid learner, and a dedicated advocate for pets. Her unwavering commitment to providing high-quality training and education in pet first aid sets the stage for safer, more knowledgeable pet owners and professionals across the United States and beyond.