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  Bachelor of Agriculture and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, 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:

After studying animal acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1991-1992, Joy decided in 2004 to try her hand (literally) at animal massage.  She took the Tui-na for animals course at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  In 2007, Joy decided to go to human acupuncture school at Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz.  Before starting acupuncture school, Joy had the opportunity to do the Asian Bodywork and Qigong classes at Five Branches and received a certification from that school.  In January 2015, Joy graduated from Dongguk LA with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine.

Services Joy now provides:

  • Mobile human table massage and chair massage–deep massage, Swedish and Asian massage
  • Pet massage–horses, dogs and cats
  • Behavioral consultations on pets
  • Auricular acupressure–ear acupressure with the instillation of ear seeds
  • Medium consults for people and pets
  • Medical intuitive consults for pets who have odd conditions that seem to have no reason (lameness for example)