I did not grow up knowing I could speak with animals or that animals could talk. Rather, it was a learned skill that I discovered in 2005.
As a child I observed animals with immense interest. I so valued the array of dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, etc. that graced my life. As a teen I read and wrote unpublished books about fantastical magical creatures and drew pictures of animals with great interest.
I attended college and graduated with a degree in veterinary technology and worked in the field for 5 years at two small animal clinics in Pennsylvania, an SPCA and later an animal emergency clinic in upstate NY. At this phase of my life I was still unaware of the animal communication field.
I later entered graduate school to pursue a NY state teaching degree in public education to satisfy an inner desire to teach and taught 8th grade science for six years while continuing to vet tech on weekends.
In 2005 my ‘ordinary’ life changed– all just by asking a question! During my second year teaching I recall walking through my apartment one day and saying, “There has to be something more to life than this, more than work, eat sleep and work again! But what is it and why am I here?”
My above question stirred up the energy of the Universe and the Universe began to respond– offering a plethora of metaphysical and energetic topics to explore. I began having conversations with key people placed in my path that were of a spiritual nature and began learning about past lives, embraced energy work, explored the dream state and other metaphysical topics of interest. In a nutshell, I became intensely curious about life and my role in the spectrum of it all.
“Danielle, I cannot thank you enough for our reading with our 2 passed dogs! There were things you relayed that only Montana could’ve known, keywords and nicknames that I never mentioned to you. We have a sense of relief knowing that our boys are together, happy, and at peace. What you do is amazing and we will never be able to thank you enough!”
~Wendy and Dave, NY
During this same time, an acquaintance relayed that she intuitively foresaw me ‘talking with thousands of animals’. I had never heard of such a skill. Yet later that night wehn I googled ‘people talking to animals’ I discovered this field of work was not new and was called ‘animal communication’.
With immense interest, I located a communicator, experienced a phone session as the client then pursued formal training myself. I passionately knew before I even took my classes that this would become my next career.
In 2006 I began offering this work professionally, outside of my regular day job as a teacher. By 2009 I left teaching to do this work fulltime and still do to this day– and I’ve never looked back! I am in love with the amazing people and animals that this work draws- open minded, honest and caring folks who seek greater communication and deeper experiences.
Lastly, I am grateful to my animal teachers and human mentors, Kristin Thompson, Amelia Kinkade, Dawn Hayman and Penelope Smith. ♥