Owner, Mindful Pet Services
- Washington D.C. Metro Area
Doralee Halperin's Overview
- Founder and Sole Proprietor at Mindful Pet Services
- Veterinary Technician at City Paws Animal Hospital
- Veterinary Technician at Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic
- Senior Legislative Associate at The Sheridan Group
Packer Collegiate Institute
Doralee Halperin's Summary
After successful tenures as a legislative aide, lobbyist, development consultant and veterinary technician, Doralee uses her skills as a strategic thinker, effective communicator, advocate, and detail oriented manager to run a successful pet services business in Washington, D.C. Doralee is interested in expanding her circle of like-minded animal welfare professionals and is available to consult on issues related to the advancement of animal health and welfare.
Doralee Halperin's Experience
Founder and Sole Proprietor
Public Company; Myself Only; Veterinary industry
2004 – Present (10 years) Washington, D.C.
Not simply a pet sitting company, Mindful Pet Services caters to the special needs of pets with acute and chronic illnesses who require skilled at-home care. Launched in 2004, Mindful Pet Services has grown to over 100 clients, mostly through word of mouth referrals.
City Paws Animal Hospital
April 2006 – September 2011 (5 years 6 months) Washington, D.C.
Perform tasks typical of small animal day practices: venipuncture; IV catheter placement; radiographs; laboratory tests; pre-surgical preparation of patients; monitoring anesthesia during surgery; post-surgical recovery; dental cleanings; medicating patients by oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous routes; client education.
Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic
2003 – 2006 (3 years) Annapolis, MD
Completed rigorous training program in emergency veterinary care at AAVEC, a 24-hr hospital providing emergency and critical care to small animals. Performed venipuncture; placed intravenous catheters, urinary catheters, nasal canulas for O2 administration; measured and positioned animals for radiographs; prepared patients for surgery; monitored anesthesia and assisted with surgical procedures; recovered patients post-surgery; performed laboratory tests including fecal analysis and cytology, blood smear evaluation, urinalysis, heartworm, parvovirus, and ethylene glycol tests; medicated patients by oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous routes; calculated drug dosages.
Senior Legislative Associate
The Sheridan Group
1995 – 1998 (3 years) Washington, D.C.
Devised and managed lobbying strategies on health issues; monitored and analyzed public policy issues before Congress; coordinated lobby day activities on behalf of national membership organization; wrote and supervised production of firm's first marketing brochure; prepared clients to communicate effectively with Congress, the Executive Branch and media.
Resident Program Officer
Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; International Affairs industry
March 1994 – April 1995 (1 year 2 months) St. Petersburg, Russia
Implemented and directed the IRI Women In Politics program in St. Petersburg, Russia; hired and supervised staff; planned and supervised political training seminars; taught advocacy skills; periodic communication with media, including Voice of American and local Russian news outlets.
Public Company; 51-200 employees; Government Relations industry
1993 – 1994 (1 year)
Legislative Assistant to Congressman Bill Green
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Legislative Office industry
1987 – 1993 (6 years) Washington, D.C.
Managed a wide range of issues including health care reform, AIDS, welfare reform, education, women's rights, and the arts; advised Member on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill; wrote floor statements, hearing testimony and a published Op-Ed for the Member.
Doralee Halperin's Languages
Some French, some Spanish, a bit of Russian
Doralee Halperin's Skills & Expertise
- Animal Welfare
- Customer Service
- Grassroots Organizing
- Legislative Relations
- Government Relations
- Grassroots Outreach
- Legislative Advocacy
- Issue Advocacy
- Animal Care
- Animal Health
- Public Policy
Doralee Halperin's Education
2003 – 2004
Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Pre-calculus,
1998 – 2002
Graduate level courses in public policy/women's studies
1978 – 1984
BA, Political Science
1970 – 1974
Packer Collegiate Institute
1963 – 1970
Doralee Halperin's Additional Information
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