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The Furrrfect Consultant
About Me

Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca, CCFP

Andrea is a Southern California native and was raised in San Dimas. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Animal Health Science in 2004. She became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2011, received her Professional in Human Resources in 2016, California Professional in Human Resources in 2017, accomplished both her Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional in 2019. She is also Fear Free Certified. In January of 2016 Andrea received the Southern California VMA Paraprofessional of the Year Award. She is currently the owner of FurPaws Consulting in Orange, CA where she works with practice owners and hospital managers to develop their team as well as to expand and develop their business. 


When Andrea is not busy in a veterinary practice, she can be found speaking at veterinary events, doing what she loves - teaching, coaching and training. She has presented at The North Orange County, South Orange County, Los Angeles – South Bay, and San Diego Manager’s Group Meetings, as well as California Veterinary Specialist Veterinary Spring Forum. She has lectured at the VCA AVCC Annual Wet Lab, ASEC’s Annual Symposium and the FurPaws Training Symposiums.

Andrea along with her co-host, David Liss, MBA, CVPM, RVT-VTS host the PAWsitive Leadership Podcast. They interview guests to elevate veterinary leaders by sharing relevant content, material, guidelines, instruction, feedback and pro tricks and tips. They deliver real-life experience, along with super smart guests, that will get you through the obstacles you are facing. 


She has also published in Veterinary Team Brief, Idexx Practice Life, Veterinary Practice News, and the SD VMA. Her passion for veterinary medicine also keeps her busy with Southern California VMA events and the Manager’s Group in Orange County she co-founded, the SoCal Veterinary Manager's Network and is currently the Treasurer. She is a member of Southern California VMA, VHMA, and VetPartners, where she Chairs the Ethics Committee. 


Andrea lives in Orange with her newlywed husband, Andrew, son John, two cats dog and her horse. She loves professional football and the Green Bay Packers have been her favorite team since she was four years old. She is active and loves to hike and horseback ride. Her other favorite past times include going to Disneyland and reading novels. She became a member at St. John’s iLutheran Church in Orange n 2008, where she met and then married her husband there in 2016.


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Events & services


Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Training

​Need to meet compliance for 2019 SB 1343 - Harassment Training required for ALL employers with 5 or more staff members, NOT just Leads, Supervisors, Managers, Associate Veterinarians, and Practice Owners any more! Although these positions also require additional training according to the new CA laws. Are you complaint?? 

Business Consulting and Coaching

Strategic Planning, Financial Management, & Insight into Key Business Development Decisions

Veterinary Presentations : Symposiums & Team Development

Continued Education Delivered Directly to Your Practice, Training Symposiums & Veterinary Forums 

Business & Leadership Development

Defining and Developing the Right Culture in Your Practice, Reach Defined Business Goals, Coaching & Developing Your Management & Leadership Team 

Human Resource Management

  • Learn to Manage Employee Files, 

  • Update Employee Handbooks, 

  • Compliance with Federal & State Labor Laws & EDD,

  • On-Boarding, Coaching, Teaching, Training, Discipline & Termination,

  • Employee Life Cycle from A to Z


  • Veterinary Medical Board,

  • OSHA,

  • EDD, State & Federal Employment Laws,

  • AAHA Accreditation


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  • The Life Cycle of a Team Member
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  • VHMA
  • DVM 360

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We have worked with Andrea for a couple of years and are always impressed with her professionalism and proactive can- do attitude. She is definitely a practice asset and we recommend her highly. 

Robert Kaufman, DVM

Owner of Harbor Animal Hosptial, Torrance, CA

It has been my pleasure to work with Andrea Crabtree over the last year in her capacity as a practice consultant for my two Southern California animal hospitals. After many years in practice, I finally feel a sense of direction and confidence in making business decisions that build a stronger practice with her wealth of experience, knowledge and energy. She has been a tireless, hands on motivator and innovator. Hiring her expertise was one of my best business decisions throughout my 33 year career!

Tom Saunders, DVM

Owner of Talega Animal Hosptial in San Celemente, CA & Golden Lantern Veterinary Hospital in Dana Point, CA

As we are putting Andrea's suggestions and recommendations into place I can see a huge difference in our day-to-day as well as the hospital's overall health. I can't say enough great things about what she's done for us

Cori Majeska, DVM

Owner of Companion Pet Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

I have consulted with Andrea on-site at our veterinary practice on several occasions concerning HR and practice management strategies. Andrea provides focused service that produces results. She has an extensive background and knowledge base and I would not hesitate to utilize her services again


Dirk B. Yelinek, DVM

Owner of Redondo Shores Veterinary Center, Redondo Beach, CA 

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Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca, CCFP, Fear Free Certified 

FurPaws Consulting


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