About Me

Mike Russell, RVT, affords those with sick pets an option for assisted care for the animal in the comfort of their own home.

Mike Russell RVT



Pet Info Links


National Animal Poison Control



ConsumerAffairs dog food guide
Guides and reviews of popular dog foods.


ConsumerAffairs cat food guide
Guides and reviews of popular cat foods.


The Humane Society
This is the largest organization designed for the protection of domestic and wild animals and they rely on donations from good people like you.


Northeast Animal Shelter A respectable shelter for homeless pets that I've donated to for years.


The American Kennel Club Breed registry for purebred dogs in the United States. Working to advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs.


The Marine Mammal Center

Working to protect marine mammals and their environment. See what creatures are in the hospital!


The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

A non-profit organization dedicated to helping people suffering from the bereavement of a pet.


Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.


Bring Fido

No matter where you're going, BringFido.com can help you find a pet friendly hotel for the trip.


Local Businesses I Endorse


Rod Foster Photography

Rod is a local trusted and skilled photographer. I highly recommend him, especially for weddings.


VIP Pet Spa

A local pet grooming shop that I recommend, owned by Kristin Hrenkevich.


YNG Studios

A local yoga studio that I have practiced at over the last 12 years. The owners and staff really care for their fellow yogis.


Three Dog Bakery
The ultimate all natural, family owned, doggie treat haven.


Bonded Cleaners

Greg and Scott really take care of their customers and I have been going to them for almost a decade.


Pet Project Foundation
A non profit organization serving the city of San Clemente and Dana Point.


San Clemente Animal Shelter
The city's animal shelter home page.


Amanda Lee Art
Amanda is a bubbly local who creates colorful paintings and also paints clothes & accessories.


  • Licensed as a veterinary technician under the California Veterinary Medical Board
  • Top of my class at Professional Veterinary Assistant School
  • Over a decade of clinical experience
  • Insured and Bonded through Business Insurers Of The Carolinas
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America member
  • Voted Gold winner in SC Times "Best of 2009"
  • Voted Gold winner in SC Times "Best of 2010"
  • Voted Silver winner in SC Times "Best of 2016"
  • Voted Silver winner in SC Times "Best of 2017"
  • Licensed with the city of San Clemente

Silver Winner
Best of San Clemente Award 2017
Silver Winner
Best of San Clemente Award 2016
Best Pet Sitter of San Clemente Award 2010
Best Pet Sitter of San Clemente Award 2011