Jacqueline A. Meyers, PhD                                                    434-842-3287 (Home)

2856 Cloverdale Rd.                                                              

Bremo Bluff, VA 23022




S.U.N.Y. Brockport: B.A. Foreign Literature, Minor: German


M.Ed. Keene State College: Counseling/Administration


Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University: Public Administration and Public Policy


Professional Dog Grooming Diploma, The Connecticut K-9 EducationCenter, Newington, CT 1990


Certificate of Training, Humane Investigation, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Health, 1992


FEMA: Emergency Management Institute:

            IS-00005.A Introduction to Hazardous Materials

            IS-00010 Animals in Disaster, Awareness and Preparedness

            IS-00011 Animals in Disaster, Community Planning

            IS-00100 Incident Command System

            IS-00111 Livestock in Disasters

            IS-00120.a An Introduction to Exercise

            IS-00130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning

            IS-00139 Exercise Design

            IS-00200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

            IS-00288: Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management

            IS-00700 National Incident Management System

            IS-00701.a NIMS Multi-Agency Coordination System

            IS-00702.a NIMS Public Information System

            IS-00703.a NIMS Resource Management

            IS-00800 National Response Plan


American Red Cross:

            Pet First Aid, Red Cross, 4/10/2007

            Fundamentals of Instructor Training, Red Cross, 4/4/2007

            Pet First Aid Instructor training, Red Cross


Animal Activities:


Owner, Gratefully Groomed, Dog Grooming                                                1991-1995

Fluvanna County, VA


Fluvanna County SPCA, Volunteer                                                                  1992-1995


Humane Investigator, Fluvanna County, VA                                                  1992-2001


Voices for Animals, Charlottesville, VA                                                           1995-2000


Caring for Creatures Animal Sanctuary, Volunteer,                                     2000-2010

Caring for Creatures, Board of Directors,                                                      2005-2007

Country 99.7, Caring for Creatures Radio Show, Charlottesville, VA         2005-2010


Author, FluvannaCounty Animal Response Plan                                          2003

Co-chair, Fluvanna County Animal Response Team                                    2003-present


American Red Cross, Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor                                2007-present


Virginia SART, ESF 11, Pet Sheltering, Group Leader                                2007-2009


Virginia State Animal Response Team Board Member, representing

Virginia Federation of Humane Societies                                                      2016-present


The Humane Society of the United States - National Disaster Animal Response Team:

            Hurricane Katrina                                                                               2005

            Presidential Inauguration                                                                  2009

            Spotsylvania, VA/Confessions: Animal Hoarding                           2010

            Hurricane Sandy                                                                                  2012

            Multi-State Dog Fighting Response                                                   2014


Non-Profit Establishment:


Executive Director/Founder, Peaceful Passings Animal Rescue, 501c3 non-profit,                                                                 2009- present



Equestrian Activities led by Professional Athletes for At-risk youth, The Delta Society, Conference on Human/Animal Interactions, Geneva, Switzerland, 1995.


“Steps to Starting a County Animal Response Team in a RuralCounty”, VASART Summit 2007, and Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Northeast region, 2007.


Developed workbook for Virginia SART, “How to Develop a CART” presented at

VFHS conference, Fredericksburg, VA, March 2011


VFHS Conference, 2016, "Home-based Rescue Start-up"




La Joie: A quarterly Journal dedicated to promoting appreciation for all beings.


La Joie, Vol. 21, No. 2, Spring 2010:            Peaceful Passings Animal Hospice

La Joie, Vol. 21, No. 3, Summer 2010:        The Art of Saving Seniors

La Joie, Vol. 21, No. 4, Fall 2010:                 Moving Towards Spirit

La Joie, Vol. 22, No. 4 Fall 2011:                  Alice Faye, a Once Stray Beagle

La Joie, Vol. 22, No. 1 Winter 2011:            The Joy of Rescue

La Joie, Vol.23, No.1 Winter 2012:              Old Dog

La Joie, Vol. 23, No. 3 Summer 2012:         Passings

La Joie, Vol.24, No. 2 Spring 2013:              Being Nosey

La Joie, Vol. 24, No. 4 Fall 2013:                  Puppy Mills: They’re not Just About Puppies

La Joie, Vol. 25, No.1 Winter 2014:              Kate’s Scars Touch Marie’s Heart


Newsletter submissions to other animal organizations.




Virginia Federation of Humane Societies – President’s Award:                   March 11, 2011


Helping Hands Award: Brockport High School Class of 1972, given in recognition of participation in the animal rescue efforts in Louisiana, Following Hurricane Katrina –

                                                                                                                                 July 14, 2007


Virginia Federation of Humane Societies Rescue Certification                    April 17, 2013