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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Annie has been a pet lover since childhood. Her parents wouldn't let her get a dog, so to make up for it, she adopted gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, and even a Burmese python! In adulthood, Annie adopted a Boston Terrier Beagle mix rescue named Wilma, who was the love of her life. Annie knows first hand that fur-babies are part of the family, and understands that trust and respect are the foundation of building a lifelong relationship with clients and their pets.
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.
Caroline is a Rhode Island native who grew up with Dalmatians, Basset Hounds, and a lop-eared bunny named Duncan. Caroline is a true softie for all animals, especially puppies!
Chelsea has always loved animals. She grew up with cats and dogs, and has been pet-sitting for neighbors and friends since she was 12 years old. She has volunteered with animals for over a decade - walking shelter dogs, managing a cat shelter, and finding forever homes for adoptable pets. Through her work at pet boutiques, she understands the needs of pet owners and is familiar with a wide range of pet products. In her free time, Chelsea cuddles her two rescue cats, hikes, and volunteers at Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm.
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.
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.
Eva spent much of her childhood at her grandparents' farm, interacting with goats, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats. She has always been a dog lover; however living in a big city allowed to her only small pets such as guinea pig, hamsters, and parakeet named Joseph. Eva is always excited about meeting new dogs!
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.
Kassy is a lifelong animal lover. She has years of experience working with dogs of all shapes and sizes from a history of working in dog daycare. Kassy brings enthusiasm, patience, consistency, and a positive attitude to her job. She takes away genuine enjoyment and positive relationships with pets and their families in return.
Katie grew up in a small town cul-de-sac in the Berkshires. Her neighborhood consisted mostly of young families, many of which owned dogs and cats. Katie recognized her love for animals at a young age, and she often took care of neighborhood pets when their families were away. Her own dog, a large black lab, thought he was a lap dog and required lots of attention. She now lives with her two cats, Frank and Louie.
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.
Lexus has lived in many different areas, and grew up taking care of dogs and cats her whole life. She works with both large and small pets with ease. In addition to working at A&BPS, Lexus is working towards a career in pet grooming!
Luke has been a dog lover ever since he was young. He grew up with a yellow lab named Chowder, who was his playmate, his protector, and his best friend. Luke is always excited to meet, walk, and play with new dogs at any chance he gets!
Madeleine is an animal lover, having been around cats and dogs her whole life. She's a proud owner of two Golden Retrievers and four cats, including a foster cat. In the past, she has studied Animal Training, Behavior, and Enrichment. She has plenty of hands-on experience with animals, including even volunteering at the local zoo!
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.
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.
Steve is a Belmont native who has always had a passion for dogs. Throughout his life, he has helped foster many dogs in need!
Winter grew up taking care of his beloved dogs and cats, who taught him compassion and responsibility. As an adult, he has both an attention to detail and creative mind that keep the Above & Beyond website looking its best.