Owner, Veterinary Nurse &
Certified Professional Pet Sitter
Erica McChesney, CVT, CPPS
Erica is proud to be a native of St. Pete.
As a young girl, Erica's father joined the Air Force moving her family out of Florida. They moved all over the US, eventually settling in Virginia.
As a teenager, Erica's first job was with a Pet Forum, a local pet store in Charlottesville, VA. Over the years she worked there she learned how to care for small animals, birds, reptiles and fish. In her early 20's, Erica had the opportunity to work with an animal rescue, saving dogs and cats on "death row" at the local shelters and assisted in finding them homes.
In 2002, Erica chose to move back to St Pete and attend St. Pete College's Veterinary Technology program. She completed the program and passed a state board exam in 2004 earning her degree as a Certified Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Nurse. Erica loved the years she spent working at local veterinary hospital, utilizing her nursing skills and gaining hands on experience.
In 2014, Erica took an office position with a busy Veterinary GPO in St Pete. She gained tons of business and computer experience but after a couple years at this job she desperately missed working hands on with animals.
Erica began pet sitting in her spare time. Quickly a visit here or there turned into multiple visits every day. It became apparent to Erica that there was a void of veterinary trained pet sitters in town. Combining Erica's Veterinary Nursing Degree and a pet care business seemed like the perfect combination to offer pet owners in St Pete.
In 2017, Erica left her office job to put 100% of her time and passion into Farley Pet Care. She has never looked back and is excited to see what the future holds!
Veterinary Nurse & Pet Care Specialist
Marissa grew up in St. Pete and loves our pet friendly city.
She's always been passionate about animals and decided to further her education attending St. Petersburg College's, Veterinary Technology program. She earned her degree as a Certified Veterinary Technician/Animal Nurse, in 2016.
Marissa currently works part time for a local vet hospital and she joined the Farley Pet Care in the Summer of 2019. She is a valuable addition to the team providing nursing care during pet sitting visits.
When she isn't working, Marissa can be found with her husband, daughter, son and fur babies, Penelope & Pesos (dogs) and Blu & Gail (cats).
Vet Tech and Pet Care Specialist
Fallon is a native to St. Pete and has worked in the veterinary field since 2007. She currently works full time for a local vet hospital and joined the Farley Pet Care team, part time, in the Spring of 2019.
Fallon and Erica worked together at Animal Medical Hospital, 13 years ago!
Caring for senior dogs and cats is Fallon's favorite.
When she isn't working, Fallon can be found spending time with boyfriend, 2 sons and her fur babies. She has 2 kitties and a dog named, Sarge.
Vet Tech & Pet Care Specialist
Chloe is a local of St. Petersburg and has a passion for all animals big and small, including her own pets Bella (canine) and Meatloaf (feline).
She has a Bachelors Degree in Biology, is Fear-Free certified, and has worked at a local animal hospital since 2014.
When she isn’t on the clock, you can find her spending time with her young niece or exploring local state parks.
Chloe has been pet-sitting for several years and is excited to be a part of the Farley Pet Care Team.
Pet Care Specialist
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.
Pet Care Specialist
Kendra grew up in West Virginia & Virginia. In 2015, for a change of scenery, she moved down to Florida.
Shortly after moving to the Sunshine State, Kendra began working for a Veterinary GPO and met Erica. She and Erica worked beside each other for years and quickly became friends. Kendra was a vital source of support and ideas during the development of Farley Pet Care.
Kendra currently works full time as an Executive Assistant for company in Tampa and works part time for Farley Pet Care.
Pet Care Specialist
Bio coming soon