Meet Our Team2018-08-06T13:50:08+00:00

MEET OUR TEAM

THIS IS WHO WE ARE

WE HAVE THE MOST CERTIFIED
STAFF IN ALABAMA!

Roverchase - Abigail

ABIGAIL WITTHAUER

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & BEHAVIOR

Abigail is the owner of Roverchase and has been a professional dog trainer for 15 years. As one of the most certified dog trainers in the southeastern U.S., she is the only certified canine behavior consultant in Alabama, a certified professional dog trainer, and one of just 70 trainers worldwide selected by Victoria Stilwell to hold the prestigious title of Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Trainer.

Abigail is also a member of the Pet Professionals Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She previously has worked as a veterinary technician, professional groomer, and professional pet sitter. When Abigail is not at Roverchase, she is often touring the country attending & teaching at continuing education seminars and events.

Certifications/Degrees

  • Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Trainer

  • Certified Canine Behavior Consultant
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer

  • Pet Professional Guild Member

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers

  • Pet Sitter International Professional

  • Pet Professional Guild Member

  • BA

Experience

  • 10 years as a Veterinary Technician

  • 16 years as a Professional Dog Behavior Expert

  • 5 years as a professional groomer

  • 19 years as a professional pet sitter

Publications

  • Expert writer for Positively.com

  • Expert writer for Animal Advocates of Alabama

  • Published regularly as an expert opinion writer in major canine publications

Roverchase - Aidan

AIDAN NICHOLAS

TRAINER

Aidan is a certified professional dog trainer with a special interest in power breeds such as Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds. Aidan spends his me at Roverchase training our client dogs on all the skills they need to know in order to flourish in life, in addition to teaching a full schedule of group classes. Outside of Roverchase, Aidan is a K9 Handler & certified flanker at Red Mountain Search Dog Association and is involved in search and rescue, the sport of Mondio Ring, and scent detection. Aidan is continuing his education in canine behavior and enjoys working with dogs with separation anxiety and power breeds related behavior issues.

Roverchase - Megan

MEGAN RAMIREZ

TRAINER

Megan is a certified professional dog trainer with a special interest in clicker training and feline behavior. She is the behavior technician for Alabama’s only veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Jenny Biehunko. At Roverchase, Megan can be found helping our new puppies and dogs learn good manners and some awesome tricks. Megan is one of 2 Karen Pryor Dog Training Academy graduates in Alabama.

Roverchase - Cat

CAT BIANCO

KENNEL MANAGER

Cat has spent the majority of her life within the animal care industry and has been a professional veterinary technician for 5+ years. While at Roverchase, she ensures that your dogs receive the interaction and individual a en on to detail you’ve come to expect from our facility. When she isn’t loving on all her furry friends at Roverchase, she works as a relief tech.

Roverchase - Katja

KATJA KORSCH

KENNEL MANAGER

Katja has been working professionally with animals for 30+ years. She is also a veterinary technician from a family of veterinarians. At Roverchase, she oversees the care of our boarding and daycare guests. When she isn’t at Roverchase, she spends me on her farm and works as an accomplished equestrian athlete and trainer.

Roverchase - Eric

ERIC THOMPSON

KENNEL MANAGER

Eric is one of Roverchase’s first employees, having worked here a little over four years. When Eric isn’t taking care of your pups, he oversees facility maintenance, making sure that Roverchase stays safe and comfortable for your companions at all times. Eric grew up in Texas on a farm and enjoys life in Birmingham with his son DJ and wife Misty.

Roverchase - Rachel

RACHEL MCBRIDE

GROOMER

Rachel is an academy-trained, force-free dog groomer with 7+ years of experience. She has been with Roverchase since 4 months after we opened. Rachel specializes in poodle, doodle, and terrier cuts but is knowledgeable about grooming for all dog breeds. She works closely with the Roverchase training staff and Dr. Jenny Biehunko with dogs who are sick, elderly, or do not enjoy being groomed.