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About SLV Pet Care

Pets are special members of your family, and when it comes to their care, you want someone you can trust.  With over 20 years of experience in the pet/vet industries and a lifetime of pet ownership, SLV Pet Care has you covered! Continue reading more about our story below, or contact us to schedule your free Meet & Greet!

Julie Reisinger, RVT, LATg


Julie is the owner and operator of SLV Pet Care.  Originally from Arizona, Julie moved to Colorado in 2008 to attend Bel-Rea Institute in Denver. Julie graduated in 2010 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology, and began working at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in biomedical research.  She passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2010, which qualified her to receive Certified Veterinary Technician status through the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2023 per Colorado State requirements. 

While at CU, Julie also obtained further certifications, the highest being Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATg), showing her dedication to advancing her knowledge about the care of all species of animals. 

In the summer of 2019, Julie relocated to the San Luis Valley with her husband, Mike, and their two dogs Dolly (Standard Poodle, now deceased) and Dave (Giant Schnauzer, 8).  After moving, she noticed that there were not a lot of pet service options, especially for dogs (and other animals) that could not be boarded.  It was then that Julie decided she would use her vet tech skills to move her pet sitting and dog walking experiences from hobby to professional business, creating SLV Pet Care.

In addition to her vet tech training and work at CU, Julie has also worked or volunteered in kennels, pet stores, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, grooming salons, and a pet nutrition company. With over 20 years of experience in the pet/vet industries, she has done almost everything! In early 2024, Julie graduated from the Good Dog Academy, receiving her Professional Dog Trainer Certificate, and adding dog training services to her repertoire!

In her spare time, Julie also creates art inspired by her own pets as well as her clients. Click here to check it out!


Our Qualifications

What makes us stand out amongst our competitors? Our qualifications and Client Testimonials

Paws for Inspiration

Art created by Julie Reisinger, inspired by her pets and clients. Like what you see? View the Paws for Inspiration shop to get your very own prints, cards, and more!

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