Our Pet Assisted Therapy team is made up of Kate, the facilitator, and BigBob, the tuxedo cat. I (Kate) have 12 years of experience teaching in the field of special education, both as a K-12 classroom teacher and working with young adults who have developmental disabilities/intellectual impairments. I also have over 23 years of experience working at the college level, teaching courses about special education and inclusion to future teachers. Since late 2015, I have coordinated a college-based certification program for individuals who are pursuing secondary teaching certification. I also bring a strong commitment to those who are hungry/food insecure and to pets who were rescued from the streets or adopted via our veterinarian’s office. I also foster a service dog when her human is in rehabilitation.

BigBob is a black and white tuxedo cat. He turned 10 years old in August 2019, and he has diabetes (which is controlled with diet now).