BETTY J. BENNETT, PH.D. CCMT (Certified Canine Massage Therapist)
Horse girl (I wasn’t a boy and didn’t want to ride cows), ballerina, or veterinarian, and Ph.D. That is what I would have told you as a child if you’d asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. After observing a surgery on a dog at age 19, I decided against the veterinarian idea. Now, after a 30+ year career as a middle/high school teacher/administrator/district level employee as well as a university professor of education with, yes, a Ph.D., I now return to my animal instincts. As I learn through my study and experience in practice, I see more each day the benefits that massage brings to these beloved dears. I’ve seen healing, pain relief, rehabilitation, and general increase in quality of life in dogs with happy owners. That’s all I need to know I’m doing the right thing. By the way, at 58 and retired, working with my 4 legged best friends, I’m never growing up!