About Joy

As a military dependent living and traveling in Europe, Joy’s one constant was her great relationship with her animals.  Because her father was a medical technologist in the military, she was exposed to medicine early and developed interest in that area as well.  When she was in high school, confined to bed after a serious horseback riding accident, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

After graduating from the University of New Mexico,
Joy earned her DVM at Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine, becoming the first black woman to do so. While working as a veterinarian, Joy could no longer deny that she heard the voices of animals hospitalized in her care.  She  began to really listen to what the animals were saying to her.  Her particular ability to hone in on their physical manifestations was tested greatly by Joy and her very skeptical veterinarian husband.

Over time, Joy polished her listening and perceiving skills until she felt both confident and comfortable in communicating to a client what his/her pet said and was feeling.  Now armed with considerable experience (and newly divorced), Joy began her career as an animal communicator.

When Joy does a reading, she gets words, pictures, thoughts, and feelings from your pet.  Basically she becomes a conduit for information between your pet and yourself. Joy likens it to a telephone conversation with herself as the communications instrument.

Joy has had the pleasure of working with dogs who perform in agility, confirmation, rally, obedience and herding. Cats are also part of her clientele, and she works with show cats as well as home bodies. She has also worked with horses that perform in various venues. Never forgetting her first career, Joy also works with veterinarians all over the United States, who are open to receiving more information about their patients by talking to an empath (defined here) who is also a veterinary professional.

Joy is a graduate of Dongguk LA:

In June of 2007, Joy moved to Santa Cruz, CA from Pasadena to attend 5 Branches University to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs).  She first attended the Asian Bodywork and Qi Gong program (graduated in 2008) and then started acupuncture school part-time in January of 2008.   In 2010, I had some health problems and I returned to Southern California.  I took over a year off of school and ended up graduating in January 2015.  I am currently studying for my licensure exams in California as well as my National exams.   After completing the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society animal acupuncture course in 1991, I feel that I have quite a bit of experience in the area to help animals and people.

Joy is now doing mobile massage for animals and people

Currently Joy is building her mobile massage practice.  She is a Certified Massage Therapist in CA and does table and chair massage on people.  The goal of the practice is to help people AND their pets feel better.