Ted’s passion for animal care began in 2005 when he started fostering homeless animals through the MSPCA. In 2012, after a career in healthcare client service management, Ted decided he did not want to spend his days at a desk anymore. Instead, he wanted to combine his commitment to client services with his love of pets and founded Above & Beyond Pet Services. His vision was to offer a service that felt personalized, one that was there when you needed them with employees that would build a relationship with your pet. Ted believes in hard work, doing what is right, and helping people and pets in any way he can.
Growing up, Holly had an abundance of animal siblings. She currently resides with two cats: Diego and Balerion. She loves all animals great and small, but is especially fond of cats and greyhounds. Holly has years of experience as a professional dog walker and pet sitter. On her off hours she can often be found painting, reading or volunteering at a local cat shelter.
Nic is from the Boston area, and grew up with cats and dogs his entire life. He has two rescue cats at home, and loves spending the day outside with all his other animal friends at Above & Beyond!
Ali is a proven huge animal lover, owning 4 large breed pups. Ali has worked as a veterinary assistant, on horse farms, and at an animal shelter. Ali brings life long experience with birds, cats, dogs, horses and farm animals. She took her passion for animals and has begun pursuing her dream of becoming a massage/reiki therapist for horses as well.
Alyce has been a lifelong animal lover. She has raised several rescue animals and has continued to support local animal shelters and organizations. She takes great pride in creating relationships with all of her furry clients; she has a great belief that pets are part of the family and should be treated as such! Alyce is grateful to have a fulfilling job taking care of your family members.
Amy has held a lifetime love for animals and the outdoors. She has years of experience working with young children, and in her move from child care to pet care, has realized that the requirements and rewards of each are often paralleled. Amy brings patience, consistency, and good humor to her job while taking away daily smiles, genuine enjoyment, and positive relationships with pets and their families in return.
A Belmont Native, currently pursing training to be a VetTech. When not in school, Ayla is usually playing with client pets, her own dog, or her bearded dragon.
Rebecca grew up with dogs and ever since has had a passion for taking care of animals. She brings years of experience working with pets to the Above & Beyond team and is thrilled to be doing what she loves. Her goal is to create a strong bond with the animals she works with; giving them the most she can from her interactions with them.
Billy has always been an animal lover and is thrilled to be working with them every day. He has two dogs of his own; an English black lab and a miniature dachshund, that he frequently brings to the park for playtime. Billy is working towards his dream of being a dog trainer or canine officer for a local police department.
Carissa has been an avid animal lover since day one. She grew up having cat siblings and a dog rescue named George. She took her love of animals and animal care into her high school experience, attending Essex Agricultural and Technical High School and majoring in animal science/vet tech. She has experience caring for all sorts of animals: cats, dogs, livestock, and reptiles, to name a few! In her free time, Carissa is usually out on hikes with her dog, kayaking, or having a lazy day with her cat Harry.
Chris has been around dogs his entire life. He has a good relationship with animals and has even had pets like scorpions and even a hedgehog.
Courtney, an Arlington native, has a lifelong love of dogs and worked as a pet au pair in California for years before returning to Massachusetts. Her experience with dogs range from elderly dogs to playful great Danes, from au pair to pet photography.
An Arlington Native and proud life long dog owner with an affinity for large breeds. Dana brings her love of dogs and history with rescues to the team.
A Lexington native who has been caring for local dogs and cats for years. Eleanor brings this experience to the team with a calm demeanor that pets can appreciate.
Emily grew up with cats and has always had a keen love for animals. She started working with animals at the age of 13 through volunteer work and recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has worked with small and large animals in the medical field and has held internships in multiple specialty animal hospitals around the Boston area. She joined our team in her search to find work she was passionate about that complemented her long term goal of becoming a Veterinarian.
A Waltham native with an experience with not only household pets and farm animals, but has worked with breeders as a caregiver.
Hope is a Lexington native who grew up with dogs, birds, and even lizards for pets. She's had a love for animals starting at a young age. Prior to joining A&BPS, she worked as a pet sitter. The most unique pet she has ever cared for was a home raised goose!
Growing up with cats and dogs, it's no wonder why Jacob is an animal lover. Jacob has been looking after animals since he was young--from cats to iguanas. Jacob comes to A&BPS with experience as a professional dog walker.
Jordan, a Vermont native, received her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science before moving to Mass to work at a zoo. There she got experience working with a large variety of animals. Then, Jordan decided to make the change to pet care as she is a life long dog lover. She has been caring for pets professionally for over five years. She has a dog of her own and a tortoise. She also lives with two other dogs, a cat, a rat, and chickens.
Keith is a proud member of the A&BPS team. Keith grew up around dogs his whole life, and has owned both tarantulas and snakes as well. Keith now brings years of professional experience from other dog walking/dog day cares to the team. In Keith's spare time, he pursues poetry and drawing.
A California native, Khristy has been working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and moved to Massachusetts to further her education. She has been working with animals professionally for over four years now. Having involvement with animals and helping those in need is what matters most to her.
Linnea is a Lexington native who grew up surrounded by an array of animals: cats, dogs, rescued Bats, squirrels, rats, sugar gliders, and even few Fish!. Because of her connection with animals, Linnea found a volunteering opportunity at the Living Free Animal Sanctuary in Idyllwild California before coming to Massachussets. Linnea comes to A&BPS with a passionate conscience for both the wellness and happiness of the animals she cares for and their adoring owners.
Maria is a passionate caregiver for people and animals alike. She is currently training to be a nurse, and brings her meticulous, caring attitude to the field when taking care of pets.
A Massachusetts native currently pursing training to become a VetTech. She brings volunteer experience at both kennels and in a clinic setting.
Nicole started with A&BPS after starting her pursuit to be a Vet Tech. She brings a true love of animals and eagerness to help to all of the pets lucky enough to spend time with her.
Rachel has enjoyed the company of animals her whole life and owns two lovable bunnies. She decided to pursue her passion for animals and is currently pursuing her degree as a Veterinary Technician.
Growing up in Waltham, Sima has been surrounded by animals her entire life. Her love for animals inspired her parents to let her buy her own pets at 9 years old including her fish, birds, rabbit, and dog! Her love for animals is what brought her to A&BPS.