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After two decades of working with animals in vet clinics, aviaries, rescue groups, wildlife rehab facilities, and barns, Emily co-founded Ausitn Parrot Society (www.Meetup.com/AustinParrotSociety) and founded her business From Beaks To Barks.
She is an animal behavior consultant, pet sitter for animals with medical or behavioral special needs, and runs a bird boarding facility. She also works part0time as a veterinary technicial/assistant for a like-minded mobile vet who places an emphasis on behavior, nutrition, and environmental enrichment as preventative medicine.
Emily embraces the concept of trans-species community (www.kerulos.org), meaning she does not treat her pets as commodities or children, but rather as adult members of their own species, who have agency in their lives as well as their own needs, wants, and species-appropriate behaviors. The result is an enormous amount of mutual trust and respect among us, as well as a relationship with these animals that is far more rewarding than what we would have if we thought of and treated them as either possessions or place-holders for human children.
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