Doralee Halperin

Doralee Halperin

Owner, Mindful Pet Services

Washington D.C. Metro Area

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Doralee Halperin's Overview

  • Veterinary Technician at City Paws Animal Hospital
  • Veterinary Technician at Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic
  • Senior Legislative Associate at The Sheridan Group

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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

Mindful Pet Services

Public Company; Myself Only; Veterinary industry

2004Present (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. 

Veterinary Technician

City Paws Animal Hospital

April 2006September 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.

Veterinary Technician

Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic

20032006 (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

19951998 (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

International Republican Institute

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; International Affairs industry

March 1994April 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.

Account Executive

Cassidy & Associates

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Government Relations industry

19931994 (1 year)

Legislative Assistant to Congressman Bill Green

U.S. House of Representatives

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Legislative Office industry

19871993 (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

  1. Animal Welfare
  2. Pets
  3. Customer Service
  4. Grassroots Organizing
  5. Legislative Relations
  6. Training
  7. Writing
  8. Government Relations
  9. Politics
  10. Grassroots Outreach
  11. Legislative Advocacy
  12. Issue Advocacy
  13. Animal Care
  14. lobbying
  15. Healthcare
  16. Animal Health
  17. Dogs
  18. Public Policy

Doralee Halperin's Education

University of Maryland College Park

Biochemistry, Genetics


Montgomery College

Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Pre-calculus,


New York University

Graduate level courses in public policy/women's studies


Cedar Crest College

BA, Political Science


Packer Collegiate Institute


Doralee Halperin's Additional Information


Animals; travel; cooking; reading; playing guitar; music, especially live performances; meditation; yoga; current events and politics.

Groups and Associations:

Pet Sitters International

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  • job inquiries
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