Hi, my name is Melissa Symanski and I've been working for Pet-Agree since July 2012.
I have always loved animals since I was very young. Growing up my family had several different types of animals, from fish, guinea pigs, rabbits and Labrador Retrievers. I really loved helping my dad train each of our dogs for duck and goose hunting. Currently I have two small dogs, a Rat Terrier and a Chihuahua that are both rescues. A few years ago, I also adopted 2 kitties that are rescues. My first dog named Gem, which I adopted back in 2010 really helped me get though some tough times in my life and now I value every day with each one of my animals.
I currently work full time in the Accounting Department for Alliance Beverage Distributors in Grand Rapids. I have an Accounting Degree from Davenport University plus several years of Purchasing and Human Resources experience.
I have taken online courses in Animal Psychology, Veterinarian Support Assistant and Animal Nutrition to further my knowledge of animals and their care.
I am a volunteer for the Pleasant Heart Pet Food Pantry in Grand Rapids, which is a non-profit organization that provides food and supplies for people in need. Also when I have time I work with a few local rescue groups in the Grand Rapids area.
I have been working for Pet-Agree for almost 9 years now on a part-time basis and love it so much and now I am also helping with the marketing of the company. I am very glad that I met Diane on that warm summer day at Dogs Days in the Park and that I was able to join her crew.
Animal Psychology Certification: