Wendy Van de Poll Professional Credentials

MarleyKissingProfessional Credentials

  • Certified End-of-Life and Grief Coach
  • Certified Life Coach
  • AAVSB/RACE certified courses for Pet Loss
  • Certified Essence of the Enneagram Practitioner (IEA Accreditation Pending)
  • Developer of The Pet Loss Grief Mentor Certification
  • Master of Science in Wolf Ecology and Behavior
  • Licensed Massage Therapist for Humans
  • Certified Massage Therapist for Horse and Hound
  • Reiki II for people
  • Certified in Animal Reiki
  • Tested Medium for Scientific Research with AfterLifeData.com
  • Certified Medical Herbalist
  • Certified Medical Aromatherapist
  • Certified in Tellington TTouch® for Companion Animals
  • Twelve-time bestselling author   of The Pet Bereavement Series, Healing a Child’s Pet Loss Grief, The Pet Professional’s Guide to Pet Loss
  • International bestselling co-author of Choosing Happiness about how the death of Wendy’s dog Marley helped her choose happiness in life!
  • The Holistic Dog: Inside the Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space ~ expert interview in Laura Benko’s book
  • Numerous types of energy healing training

Professional Memberships Credentials

  • International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)
  • American Massage Therapy Association (past)
  • American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians (AAH-ABV) (associate)
  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)

Credentials Wendy Van de Poll

Wendy’s Eclectic Side Credentials

  • She has run with wild wolves in Minnesota, coyotes in Massachusetts, and foxes in her backyard.
  • Owns a Mensa puppy! (Wendy’s term for her very smart pooch)
  • Bachelor’s thesis, “Of Woman and Animals,” was all about animal communication and the powerful relationship woman have with animals,
  • Showed dogs (Samoyeds) for 4 years
  • Long-distance swimmer and swims to raise money for the survival of loons every year for the past 12 years. Raised over $155,000!
  • Passionate about holistic health
  • Tracked wild wolves in -60 degrees by herself
  • Self-taught in homeopathy, flower essences, and nutrition
  • Trains dogs in agility, obedience, scent-tracking and other fun doggie stuff
  • Volunteers as a pet therapist in a local assisted living facility
  • A total dog nerd
  • When at a party, she is often seen playing with the host’s pets!

Learn Wendy’s personal story about pet loss grief and check out her media page.