Melissa Hansen, HTACP

attended the University of Minnesota in the Pre-Vet program and is the co-owner of The Hound Dog Pet Hotel and Spa in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Involved with horses her entire life, Melissa showed Arabians on a National level as a youth and then went on to compete on the Hunter/Jumper circuit for 15 years as an adult. She now shows reined cowhorses and competes in Ranch Sorting one weekend a month with great success! She has owned dogs and cats since childhood and started the Hound Dog Pet Hotel with her dad and Karen Jackson in 2001. She is an active volunteer for Underdog Rescue of MN and is the proud owner of a rescue dog!

“I am an HTA evangelist! I love talking with other animal loving people about how we can help our pets and wildlife to have an even better experience when dealing with humans. I can't wait to grow the HTA community through the courses around the country! "