Erica McChesney, CVT, CPPS
Owner of Farley Pet Care
Certified Veterinary Technician,
Certified Professional Pet Sitter
Certified Pet Loss Specialist
Pet Care Specialist
Erica’s passion for pets started when she was very young. In high school, she worked at a local pet store where she learned to care for small animals, birds, reptiles, and other exotic pets. She later went on to work at an animal rescue where she was able to find homes for “death row” cats and dogs.
A St. Pete native and military kid, Erica moved around a lot until 2002 when she decided to return to Florida to pursue her career as a certified veterinary technician and make St. Pete her home.
After earning her degree she jumped right in and gained hands-on experience working with a local veterinarian. She later moved on to an office position with a busy Veterinary GPO but realized that working with the animals was what she was missing. This led her to begin pet sitting part-time until she saw there was a great demand for sitters with veterinary training.
In 2017, Erica left her office job to follow her passion and created Farley Pet Care. She spends her days surrounded by loving animals while being able to use her veterinary nursing degree to provide exceptional care for the pets of St. Pete. Owners can rest assured knowing that their pet is in trained hands and getting the attention and love they need while away from home.
Karen has lived in St. Pete for a few years. Prior to moving here, she lived a bit South in Venice, FL While living in Venice, she worked for a mixed practice animal clinic learning to care for dogs, cats & farm animals, how cool is that?
Karen ran her own pet sitting business for about 10 years and is also a licensed hair stylist.
When Karen isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, dog Moses and relaxing at the beach.